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Stakeholder Involvement and the Consideration of Co-benefits in the Preparation of the Dominican Republic’s INDC

Countries and regions
Dominican Republic, Latin America and Caribbean
Action area


Case summary

The Dominican Republic is highly committed to combatting climate change, as can be seen by the high level of political leadership on climate change, where the President leads the “National Council on Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism” (NCCC-CDM). The Council developed the National Climate Compatible Development Plan (CCDP) in 2011, which outlines the government’s commitment to increase its GDP by 140% while at the same time cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 25% by 2030.

Against this backdrop, the INDC preparation process has been an opportunity for improved analysis of the national context, identification of alternative financing options and the revalidation of national targets. This has strengthened widespread buy-in to national policy goals by the public and private sectors, as well as civil society.

The main characteristics of this process are the high-level political leadership and commitment behind it as well as its basis on the revision of existing planning in line with the overall national vision. A detailed analysis and discussion on the wider national impacts and global context of mitigation strategies, coupled with an effective communication strategy during the process, resulted in high level buy-in at the sectoral level. Stakeholder consultations addressing the co-benefits of the mitigation options fostered the engagement and reinforcement of sectoral ownership of the INDC process.

Planning and implementation activity
Developing Strategies and Plans, Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Institutions involved

Presidency and the National Council on Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (NCCC-CDM) led the process.

A Strategic Direction Committee made up of: Dominican Municipal League, Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, the Dominican Corporation of Electrical Public Companies and the Office for Transport Reorganization.

Developing strategies and plans
Nationally Determined Contributions
Sectors and themes
Agriculture, Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Industry, Transport, Urban, Waste Management
Source details
Global Good Practice Analysis (GIZ UNDP)

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership