Dominican Republic

Being an island state, questions of water and energy supply play a key role for the country, also the tourism sector, which is one of the main factors within the national economy. All three sectors are closely linked to questions of climate change, with the water and tourism sectors feeling the impacts of climate change, while the energy sector contributes the main share to national emissions. Therefore the Dominican Republic decided to undertake a national assessment of the investments required to address climate change in the energy (mitigation), water (adaptation) and tourism (adaptation) sectors under the global project 'Capacity Development for Policy Makers to Address Climate Change'.

According to the national assessment of investment and financial flows (I&FF) completed in December 2011, more than US$3.345 billion is needed through to 2030 for the Dominican Republic to implement priority actions to adapt to the impacts of climate change in the water and tourism sectors, while the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from the energy sector offers net savings of US$ 4.751 billion.

  • See results flyer (Spanish, English) & executive summary for policy makers (Spanish) (upcoming) of the Dominican Republic.
  • Access the final reports on the sectors energy, water & tourism (Spanish).

     

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The Dominican Republic held its Final Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on 20 September 2010 in Santo Domingo.

More than 60 representatives from the Ministries of Economy, Planning & Development, Industry & Commerce, Tourism, Environment and others, the national advisory board on climate change and clean development, the National Central Bank as well as professionals from the private sector and university attended the dialogue, where the results of the I&FF assessments were presented and the next steps for their implementation were discussed in the context of national planning and the international negotiations.


The training on the UNDP Investment & Financial Flows (I&FF) methodology was held in Santo Domingo on 27-29 January 2010.

48 national experts from key line ministries as well as from the National Central Bank and Non-Governmental Organizations received a 3-day training on the UNDP I&FF methodology, which provided the starting point for the conduction of the I&FF assessments on energy, water and tourism.

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The Initial National Inter-Ministerial Dialogue was held in Santo Domingo from 2-4 September 2009.

The the Initial Dialogue launched the project nationally & served as a platform for representatives of line ministries and other agencies to exchange on Climate Change topics including Adaptation, Mitigation, Finance & Technology Transfer. More than 120 representatives from key line ministries and agencies, the advisory board on climate change and clean development, university plus a broad range of international organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank, FAO, USAID, JICA, GIZ, and Non-Governmental Organizations attended the event.


National Issues Papers on selected key sectors

On each selected key sector one National Issues Paper was prepared by a national expert, analyzing the relevance of the sector for the country, main constraints due to climate change / main emissions of CO2, as well as financial and organizational structure of the sector. The National Issues Papers serve as an entry point for the following I&FF assessment.

 

Country Information

Although this is not an exhausting list, the file below shows some of the key information that is relevant for the energy, water and tourism sectors in the Dominican Republic.