In the last 5 years Cabo Verde faced 3 terrible years of drought but still recovered its economic growth, but in 2020, like other SIDS, the country faced a harsh recession of 14.8%, due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The year 2021 should be the year of consolidation of the first cycle of sustainable development, but instead it will be the year of sustainable recovery. The existing social vulnerabilities are amplified, therefore health, economic and social emergency are the budget priorities, with the support of the international community specially on the implementation of the National Plan for Response, Recovery and Promotion of the Economy. Also, with the support of the international community, Cabo Verde aims to vaccinate a minimum of 70% of adults in 2021 with full coverage by 2023.
Cabo Verde made remarkable progress in the area of gender equality that will be shared with the international community, with emphasis on significant and sustainable reduction of GBV crimes, and full achievement of gender parity in political decision-making bodies, with the implementation of the parity law. Cabo Verde aspire to be a country without gender discrimination, by promoting economic opportunities for women and girls, stimulating diversified educational and professional paths, deepening the equal participation of women and men in spaces and positions of power and decision-making, and developing policies and measures to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence.
Cabo Verde elected the development of human capital as the main accelerator of sustainable development and young people are the most important segment, with increasing elderly population. The country made remarkable progress in the last 4 years on education, becoming one of the few countries with free primary and secondary education. Reforms to promote technical and professional education from the 9th grade onwards will contribute to the massification of the professional qualification of young people. With these reforms coupled with those underway in higher education, and with investment in health for all, the aim is to develop human capital, to accelerate economic growth and reduce inequality and poverty. We urge the international community to accompany the country's efforts, within the framework of the strategic plan for human capital development.
This pandemic reinforces the imperative of diversifying the economy as an essential measure of resilience to external shocks. Cabo Verde Ambition 2030 set the commitment for the diversification of the economy, by integrating the country into new global value chains. The Cabo Verdean authorities prioritize, the acceleration of energy transition, development of sustainable tourism, digital economy, industry, culture and creative industries, transition to the blue economy, international health platform and transformation of agriculture. The national authorities invite the international community to invest in Cabo Verde, especially through public-private partnerships.
The losses suffered by SIDS economies and the slow recovery, jeopardizes the continuity of the national effort for financing development under the Addis Ababa Action Plan. The need for better consideration of the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index as a specific criterion for these states, subject to disasters and more vulnerable to climate change, in accessing official development assistance and concessional financing is deepened, as well as the creation of a SIDS Compact as the mechanism per excellence for financing sustainable recovery. The national authorities propose to promote with other SIDS countries and with the support of the United Nations and other development partners, the creation of an international commitment on "Post-COVID-19 economic recovery and sustainable development financing in SIDS".
From the COVID-19 pandemic and Cabo Verde Ambition 2030, structural changes and priorities emerge, regarding the fight against impoverishment, health security and specially the diversification of the economy. It´s therefore, unavoidable the expansion of public investment, in a context of over-indebtedness aggravated by the pandemic and of Middle-Income Countries. It is therefore vital to forgive, even partially, the foreign debt, so that investments with a transformative impact are not postponed, but also to avoid the blockage, if not the collapse of the state, the regression and the destruction of the dreams of all Cabo Verdeans.
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1. Renewable Energy Targets and objectives Reduce the importation of fuels for the production of electric energy in 30% until 2020 Reduce emission of gases with greenhouse effect in 35% until 2020 Guarantee the penetration rate of electric vehicles in 2% until 2030 Pursue the goal of a 0% emitter country until 2030 2. Energy Efficiency Target and objectives Achieve target of 30% of energy efficiency through the promotion and the use of new technology so as to achieve greater efficiency both in the production as well as in the transportation, distribution and consumption
This commitment will ensure that biodiversity and environmental sustainability considerations are mainstreamed within the sector development visions and plans outlined in the Blue Growth Strategy. The latter include most notably aquaculture; artisanal, industrial and sports fisheries; energy generation; port construction and related industrial developments; and maritime traffic. In the process the necessary mandatory standards and processes will be established for operationalization of these sector plans. The government and its partners will work to set up and operationalize a GIS-based Inte...[more]
Santa Luzia-Raso-Branco Natural Reserve / MPA will be fully operationalized as an extension of the systemic work taking place on blue growth mainstreaming, integrated marine spatial planning and enhanced management of marine resources. This will entail final delimitation and gazettement, and on-site demarcation of boundaries, and an update and approval of PA management and business plans. The operationalization of a management plan will be complemented with work on the management of artisanal fisheries focusing on the communities using Santa Luzia from So Vicente, So Nicolau and Santo Anto. ...[more]
A System of Protected Areas, where none existed before, is in development in a close partnership with the government and the UNDP to have long-term solutions to conserve the biodiversity of Cape Verde. Source: Government of Cape Verde, UNDP Cape Verde Cape Verde has a characteristical biodiversity of flora and fauna and is one of the top centers of endemism at the global level (ranked 11th) and the second largest nesting area in the north Atlantic for the loggerhead turtle. Furthermore it is an important host of breeding and feeding sites for humpback whales. Environmental degradation in C...[more]
The intense oil tanker traffic is a subject of great concern to the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde owing to the high risk of accidental marine pollution to which the country is exposed. It is estimated that three tankers transit along the coast of the archipelago every day, either in ballast or loaded with up to 300,000 tonnes of crude oil, on their way from the South Atlantic and heading for Europe or America. Marine oil pollution can have very serious economic, ecological and social impacts, which could have disastrous effects on the fragile and vulnerable natural resources along ...[more]
Increase and expand the existing long-term sustainability impacts and cater the existing sustainable development in general through education. Source: Government of Cape Verde Cape Verde is planning a special education program in both academicals and training. These will permit to train future capverdean Craftsmen and Experts to cover the country needs in the renewable energy sector. The purpose is, on one hand, to establish a nation-wide training centre to train local qualified labour in operation and maintenance of energy technologies and so create in the mid-term sufficient human resource...[more]
Comprehensive training programme within National Directorate of Environment (DNA) for enhancing institutional and staff capacity for the new marine PA management unit, enforcement and financing will be effectively operationalized. Similar trainings will be extended also to relevant officers on island Ministry delegations and local conservation NGOs working in the Santa Luzia MPA. A PA System Financing Strategy and Plan will be drafted and implemented. This will entail the implementation of traditional PA finance elements but also more advanced innovative elements, and involve an identificatio...[more]
From a perspective of sustainable growth and development, Cape Verde intends to diversify its revenue sources as it has been recommended by the IMF. Source: Government of Cape Verde With tourism, fishing activities and remittances from of the Diaspora, the program "100% renewable energy" could be an important source of income because of its structural effects on the rest of the economy. Indeed this program will among other things allow business development and employment among others with the promotion of SMEs, lower energy costs, improvement of the environment through better management of n...[more]
Government of Cape Verde has the ambitious plan that aims to achieve the 100% penetration of renewable energies in Cape Verde by 2020. Source: Government of Cape Verde In the years 2010 and 2011, the Cape Verde Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Energy conducted a study that included an assessment of the renewable energy potentials existing on the different islands. The results of that study were compiled in the publication Cape Verde 50% Renewable: A Roadmap to 2020, listing a number of potentials for a wide range of renewable energies and other issues related to sustainable energy supply, i...[more]
Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, São Tomé & Príncipe and Seychelles may seem like they have little in common, but as small islands, they face very similar challenges. The countries − located in the Atlantic and Indian oceans − all share problems relating to the scarcity and contamination of freshwater supplies; lack of solid waste management facilities, over-exploitation and poor management of groundwater resources; increasing pressure on agricultural production; and disappearing biodiversity. Therefore, the Global Environment Facility has funded a full-sized project to...[more]
IRENA has developed the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative to support the strategic deployment of renewable energy in SIDS, to bring clarity to policy makers regarding the required steps, and to enable targeted action. As a joint effort of SIDS and development partners, this framework for action will assist in transforming SIDS energy systems through the establishment of the enabling conditions for a renewable energy-based future, by moving away from developing projects in isolation to a holistic approach that considers all relevant elements spanning from policy and market frameworks, through technol...[more]
Cabo Verde has set ambitious targets to mainstream tourism and conservation of its marine and coastal biodiversity. The achievement of these targets relies on long term competitiveness, which for a significant proportion of the tourism on offer depends on good environmental quality standards and the effective conservation of the countrys landscape and marine biodiversity assets. This commitment will support mainstreaming biodiversity considerations into the tourism sector, while strengthening the conservation of Cabo Verdes important marine biodiversity by operationalizing a critical new sub...[more]
Sustainable tourism is one of the founding axes of the Cape Verde Tourism Master Plan. Source: Government of Cape Verde Cape Verde wishes to be a sustainable tourism destination, which ensures the satisfaction of the needs of both local communities and tourists and respect for natural and cultural values. Cape Verde is a ten islands country in the Atlantic Ocean with over 1,000 km of coastline. With still a large portion of the country with breathtaking virgin landscapes and unspoilt culture and, with a strong and mounting mass tourism pressure and skyrocketing coastal land speculation, the co...[more]