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Angola

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

There are no specific legislation to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects in Angola yet; this is still in preparation by the government. The African Development Bank (BAD in Portuguese) has plans to finance an environmental project of about USD 19.6 millions in Angola, starting this year. This project, on the global amount of USD 21.77 millions, which main purpose is to reduce poverty in Angola, by improving social services rendered to the population and creating better conditions for the development of the private sector, shall be performed by the Ministry of Environment within the period 2009-2014 and the Angolan government will support the remaining costs. The main proposal is to review the national environmental legislation, performing of environmental information campaigns throughout the country and training of staff and technical experts on the matter.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Angola has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in May 2000 and the Kyoto Protocol in March 2007. The ways and tools of implementing the Kyoto Protocol in the country are still in a settlement phase.

[1] CIA World Fact Book.

Guinea

(a) Legislation: please confirm whether the country has enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

No legislation on the promotion and development of renewable energy projects has been enacted.

(b) Kyoto Protocol: please confirm whether the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol.

Guinea is a signatory to the Kyoto protocol. The country has ratified the protocol on 2000/09/07.

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Ivory Coast

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

The country has enacted no specific legislation designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Ivory Coast is a signatory to the Kyoto protocol. The country ratified the protocol on 23rd April 2007.

Kenya

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

Other than the Energy Act - no other legislation has been passed.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Kenya is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, which was, ratified on 25th February, 2005 and came into force on 26th May, 2005.

Madagascar

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

The country has not enacted any legislation specifically to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Madagascar has ratified the Kyoto Protocol on 24 September 2003.

Mali

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

Mali has not enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote the development of renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Mauritius

(a) Legislation: please confirm whether the country has enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

There is currently no legislation promoting such projects.

(b) Kyoto Protocol: please confirm whether the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol.

Yes

Morocco

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

KoM has recently established the "Moroccan Agency for Solar energy" and has developed Aeolian energy. In addition, KoM has a Center for Development of Renewable Energies.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Since 25 January 2002, KoM has been a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol.

 

Mozambique

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

Currently there is no specific legal framework governing renewable energy projects. Nevertheless, GoM has recently enacted the Renewable Energy Policy and the Biofuels Policy and Strategy. In line with GoM’s previously expressed views on the role of renewable energy and biofuels in the energy sector, both the Policies stress the relevance of such industry so as to (i) develop the country’s technical skills and capacity and (ii) increase the energy resources available on sustainable standards.

Mozambican is deemed to have a high potential on renewable energy, such as water, solar, wind and geothermal. In addition, projects for production of biofuels from sugarcane, soya and cocoa are having strong governmental support. In fact, some are already ongoing though no specific framework is yet in force.

Based on the foregoing expressions of intent set out in the Policies, a comprehensive legal framework detailing the procedures and requirements applicable to renewable energy and biofuels projects is expected to be enacted in the near future.

It is also worth to mention that Mozambique is implementing the UNFCCC - Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), through the Appointed National Authority (“AND” – Autoridade Nacional Designada). The power sector is included the group of the eligible areas for CDM projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Yes, Mozambique is a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and has signed the Kyoto Protocol on 18 January 2005.

Niger

(i) Legislation: please confirm whether the country has enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

A national strategy of renewable energy has been adopted in 2004. Legislation is being adopted.

(ii) Kyoto Protocol: please confirm whether the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol.

Niger is a signatory to the Kyoto protocol. The country has ratified the protocol on 30th September 2004.

Nigeria

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

Nigeria has not enacted any specific legislation designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Yes; Nigeria is a signatory to and has ratified the Kyoto Protocol. However, Nigeria is yet to domesticate the treaty in order that the same may have the force of law in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Constitution requires that a treaty be enacted into law by the National Assembly before it can have the force of law in Nigeria.

 

South Africa

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

NERSA has issues Guidelines and a draft PPA in respect of renewable energy. At present, these documents are in draft form, as NERSA is considering the comments that it received back from the public on these documents. Once these documents are finalised and published, they will have the force of law (in terms of the ERA Regulations) and all participants in renewable energy will be required to comply with them.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

South Africa is a signatory to the Kyoto Procotol and is participating in the Copenhagen talks. There have been a number of CDM projects in South Africa.

Tanzania

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

Tanzania has not passed any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Tanzania ratified and accepted the Kyoto Protocol on 26 August 2002.

Uganda

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

Currently Uganda has no legislation specifically enacted and designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Uganda is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol.

Zambia

(a) Has the country enacted any legislation specifically designed to promote and enable the development of renewable energy projects?

No legislation has been implemented specifically designed to promote renewable energy projects.

(b) Is the country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol?

Yes

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