The aim of this document is to provide an overview of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) and air pollutants in the Dominican Republic, and to provide recommendations as to how actions to reduce...
Phase I – Black Carbon Inventory Support – Complete
In 2018, the National Council of Climate Change and Clean Development (CNCCMDL), along with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) of the Dominican Republic, expressed interest in working with the SNAP Initiative to develop an integrated emissions inventory of greenhouse gases, short-lived climate pollutants and air pollutants. This activity was implemented jointly by the Air Quality Division of the MENR and the Mitigation Department of the CNCCMDL to ensure consistency with the national greenhouse gas emission inventory and applicability for air quality and climate change planning.
Phase II – National SLCP Planning: Ongoing
Further support was agreed in 2019. Inventory work will be expanded to include an assessment of the progression of emissions into the future for a baseline scenario and multiple mitigation scenarios. This assessment will help to evaluate the effectiveness of different SLCP policies and mitigation measures and be used to produce a recommendation report to for the Dominican Republic's NDC revision process. It will also provide an assessment of the SLCP mitigation potential of the emission projection pathways being evaluated for the revised NDC and identify actions to maximise SLCP emission reductions from NDC implementation.