Ordinance No. 019/2021 relating to climate change
This ordinance aims to: - maintain Gabon's carbon neutrality by 2050, in particular, by implementing its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement. ; - enhance the economic potential linked to ecosystem services and natural capital in favor of mobilizing capital for the benefit of the national economy; - support policies related to sustainable development and the fight against poverty against the implications of climate change; - prescribe an evolving, secure and modern framework for the fight against climate change; - ensure compliance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement on climate change and other international commitments and agreements to which Gabon is a signatory.
As such, it aims in particular to:
-provide a framework for the objectives to be set for controlling and reducing emissions and increasing absorption of GHGs in the national climate change strategy and the national plans for adaptation and mitigation to climate change;
- define and develop tools and mechanisms for adaptation and mitigation to climate change; -provide a framework for and put in place adaptation strategies, mitigation monitoring and evaluation, action plans, policies, programs and adaptation and mitigation measures; -provide a framework for and take effective response, adaptation and mitigation measures to facilitate the setting of specific objectives for sustainable development, security and energy efficiency; -promote and manage sustainable development through climate change mitigation and adaptation activities; - set up financing mechanisms relating to climate change.
This Ordinance is also intended to supplement international instruments on the treatment of climate change.
Maintain carbon neutrality in 2050