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As of: February 2018

Support for the Implementation of the Climate Compatible Development Plan of the Dominican Republic (CCDP) in the cement and waste sectors

Objective and activities

The aim of the project is to support the DR in implementing its national climate-compatible development plan (CCDP) in the waste and cement sectors. The aim is to introduce alternative energy sources into the cement industry through ‘co-processing’, which means that waste is used to replace fossil fuels in energy-intensive industrial processes. This approach reduces GHG emissions as well as dependence on fossil fuel imports. Furthermore, the introduction of a corresponding waste management system can reduce environmental pollution and open up new income opportunities for local waste collectors. To support this process, the project is strengthening institutional structures and building up the knowledge base. In cooperation with partners, the project is developing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), implementing pilot measures in selected fields of action, and introducing a system to monitor GHG emissions, mitigation actions and project impacts (MRV).

Predeccessor project(s)
Support for the Implementation of the Climate Compatible Development Plan of the Dominican Republic (CCDP) in the cement and waste sectors

State of implementation/results

  • Training of 15 institutions in MRV systems and NAMA approaches. In addition, support of "round tables" to develop further NAMA approaches together with the partner organizations (inter alia NAMA Energia).
  • Provision of technical inputs to regulations in waste legislation with respect to the co-processing, including: revision of the draft of the "General Waste Law" with focus on producer liability, old tires regulation (adopted in March 2015), administrative regulation for the thermal recycling of household refuse.
  • Organisation of a regular dialogue on waste legislation (Plataforma de Dialogo)
  • For the purpose of supply chains from municipal / industrial waste organisation of workshops on co-processing for the target group waste pickers. In addition, in-depth analysis of waste streams in the pilot regions with the aim of identification of high quality caloric waste with low transport distances and low processing costs.
  • Implementation of a journalist competition on climate change.

Project data

Dominican Republic

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
Dominican Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers (ADOCEM),Dominican Municipal League,Environmental Network of Dominican Universities (RAUDO) - Dominican Republic,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Dominican Republic,National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism - Dominican Republic,National Energy Commission (CNE) - Dominican Republic,National Network of Business Support for Environmental Protection - Dominican Republic

BMUB grant:
€ 4,720,000

04/2013 till 01/2019


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