Suriname’s NDC seeks to strengthen resilience to enable mitigation and adaptation actions and protect forested areas. Main sectors: forests, electricity, agriculture and transport.

The country has 93% of area forested and they want to keep ts forest cover by creating protected areas. In the electricity sector, Suriname has 50% of its electricity generation coming from renewable energy (hydro) and 50% from diesel or Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO).

Starting in 2020, a cost-reflective tariff structure is introduced to promotes energy efficiency and reduces GHG emissions and stipulates an unconditional renewable target above 35% by 2030 is proposed. The government is committed to implement fiscal sustainability measures that include the promotion of energy efficiency investments and will develop and adopt a number of energy efficiency standards for buildings, industry, equipment, and appliances, as a cost-saving and emissions-reduction measure.

Finally, in the transport sector, Suriname commits to impose a vehicle control and fierce control in importations of older vehicles (Suriname NDC, 2020)

 

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High dependence of international aid to install grids, maintain level of renewable energy and forest cover.

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