Dominican Republic

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Country Initiatives Details

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the Waste and Landfill Sector

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,155,000

Targeted Countries: Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada supported the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) towards the development of transformational Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Waste and Landfill sector in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Chile.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada’s support led to specific results in each of the four recipient countries:
  • Canada's support in Chile was aligned with Chile’s national waste strategy and with the implementation of the “Catalyzing Organic Waste Diversion in the Chilean Industries” Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) that aimed to create a new market of organics diversion mainly from industrial sources.
  • In Colombia, Canada provided support for technical assistance to develop an integrated approach for waste management. A pilot phase in the city of Cali has helped identify changes that could be made to overcome various existing policy, financial, market and social barriers.
  • In the Dominican Republic, Canada’s contribution supported the development of an integrated approach for waste management in the tourism industry that aims to replace fossil fuel combustion with alternative energy sources; conducted a preliminary feasibility study; and, the implementation of a pilot project in Punta Cana.
  • In Mexico, Canada supported the development of feasibility studies in the City of Colima while building capacity through the delivery of an educational program for Mexican experts. To date, a workshop was held in Colima to bring together key policymakers from the national and local governments and to further Mexico’s development of their national mitigation strategy for landfill and waste management.

Water security and climate change in Central America and the Caribbean

Canada’s Total Contribution: $1,490,000

Targeted Countries: Dominican Republic Guatemala

Funding Period: 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

This contribution is part of Canada's $20 million fast-start contribution to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to support climate change adaptation projects in the water sector in Asia and in Latin America and the Caribbean. This project aimed at investigating how climate change adaptation and investment policies can integrate local vulnerabilities to climate change, by examining four pilot municipalities located in the watersheds of the Samala and Yaque Norte rivers in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic respectively.

Results/Expected Outcomes

The project has identified present and future water sector vulnerabilities to climate change at the regional level. Preliminary results also confirm limited investments at the local level for initiatives relating to climate change adaptation and water resources. A capacity building workshop was held on May 13-18, 2013 in Panama City, bringing together students and researchers from collaborating institutions to discuss water and climate modeling. Researchers have effectively fostered collaboration with national partners. A first scientific article stemming from this project is being prepared.

Artibonite River Watershed Rehabilitation

Canada’s Total Contribution: $4,280,000

Targeted Countries: Dominican Republic Haiti

Funding Period: 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

  • Consortium Oxfam-Québec / CRC Sogema Inc.

Description

This project contributes to the rehabilitation of the Artibonite River watershed in the border zone between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and to strengthening dialogue between the two countries. There are two components to the project: technical assistance and capacity building for agencies and institutions operating in the area and funding to support initiatives that contribute to the rehabilitation of selected areas within the watershed. The project seeks to halt the process of environmental degradation and reverse the degradation of the forest canopy. It strengthens the ability of both governments' institutions to address watershed management issues and helps to reduce tensions in the area via better dialogue between the two countries. It also assists local populations in designing and implementing productive activities, improving their economic situation, and respecting the environment.
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Results/Expected Outcomes

Results achieved by this project, which ended in March 2012, include: Over 400,000 fruit and forest trees have been planted in Haiti and over 500,000 in Dominican Republic, in accordance with the integrated watershed management plan, thereby helping to reverse degradation of the forest cover and curb environmental degradation. The Environment ministers of Haiti and the Dominican Republic signed a joint declaration on the importance of cooperation between the two nations to joinlty manage their shared natural resources.

Biodiversity Restoration and Community Development

Canada’s Total Contribution: $240,000

Targeted Countries: Costa Rica Dominican Republic Honduras

Funding Period: 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to this initiative which helps communities restore degraded forests while simultaneously addressing livelihood issues of local landowners in tropical areas with high levels of rural property.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Expected project activities include the training of professionals and community partners located in three model forests to apply analogue forestry techniques using traditional knowledge as a basis.
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