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Samoa Climate Change Policy 2020-2030

legislation type Executive
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2020
This document aims at enabling a resilient, safe and prosperous medium-term future for Samoa, while meeting the sustainable development goals. It provides the foundations of actions to guide coherence coordination on climate change adaptation and mitigation activities between different institutions and levels of government and supports Samoa to meet its international obligations. The policy targets primarily internal actions and encourages synergies. 

The eight broad objectives identified for this Climate Change Policy are as follows:
  1. Establish an effective Governance framework and support systems in place for effective response to climate change impacts.
  2. Implement Adaptation measures to protect Samoa from the impacts of climate change
  3. Implement Mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including matters relating to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)
  4. Implement measures to enhance sustainable climate finance
  5. Effectively mainstream climate change adaptation and mitigation into national planning, implementation and monitoring processes
  6. Improve data and information management on climate change for informed decision making
  7. Strengthen effective Coordination and representation at the national, regional and international Level.
  8. Promote and implement effective awareness, education and advocacy activities on climate change issues


  • 100% renewable energy sources for electricity by 2025
    Energy | Target year: 2025
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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