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Dominican Republic
Focal point
Prof. José Rafael Almonte
Viceminister of Planning and Development
Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic
Tel. 809-567-4300 ext. 6409  & 6450
Cel. 809 -501-2148
jose.almonte@ambiente.gob.do
Documents & Reports

National Reports
Report Topics covered Process
National Report - Dominican Republic Rio+20;

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Dominican Republic is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)

The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is an historic conservation initiative that brings together for the first time governments, companies and partners to accelerate action on conservation in the Caribbean. Together, the 9 participating countries and territories have committed to conserve at least 20% of nearshore and coastal environments in marine protected areas by 2020 with the help of private and public sector partners. The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund has been established to support achievement of the CCI commitments by 2020.

Partners
8 island nations — Bahamas; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Saint Vincent and Grenadines; Saint Lucia; Grenada; Antigua and Barbuda; Saint Kitts and Nevis. Sponsored by Private sectors and country governments.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

The best opportunity to slow the rate of near-term warming globally and in sensitive regions such as the Arctic is by cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) – most notably methane, black carbon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widespread reductions, which complement the need for aggressive global action on carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to the goal of limiting warming to less than two degrees. Reducing SLCPs can also advance national priorities such as protecting air quality and public health, promoting food security, enhancing energy efficiency, and alleviat...[more]

Partners
111 Partners, 50 State and REIO, 16 IGO and 45 NGO partners (as of April 2016). Full list: http://ccacoalition.org/en/partners
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Continuar la participacin en la Iniciativa Regional Reto del Caribe, para la proteccin del 20 % de la plataforma marina nacional.

Continuar la participacin en la Iniciativa Regional Reto del Caribe, para la proteccin del 20 % de la plataforma marina nacional.

Partners
The Nature Conservancy (NGO) Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Cultivando Agua Boa (Cultivating Good Water)

The main objective of the Partnership Cultivando Agua Boa (Cultivating Good Water) is the care, protection and use of natural resources, using water as an element of integration to solve current environmental challenges, promoting at the same time a new balanced and integrated vision that converts the environmental challenges into social and economic benefits, with full participation of all the stakeholders and civil society.The partnership is being initiated by Brazil with the Dominican Republic, a Small Island Development State (SIDS). The initial phase also considers East Timor which is ano...[more]

Partners
Itaipu Binacional Government of Dominican Republic Ministry of Energy and Mines of Dominican Republic Brazilian Cooperation Agency, ABC National Water Agency of Brazil, ANA NGO Energética, Cochabamba, Bolivia Ministry of Energy and Mines of Guatemala Division for Sustainable Development/ DESA/UN
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Desarrollo de capacidades para el fomento de la pesca sostenible

Desarrollo de capacidades para el fomento de la pesca sostenible: Fomentar los proyectos de acuacultura en las zonas costeras de Manzanillo, Montecristi y Las Salinas de Ban. Promover artes de pesca sostenible del camarn al 2025. Distribuir a nivel nacional de las informaciones de vedas de especies de inters comercial Concientizar a los pescadores con programas para el uso adecuado y regulado de las actividades pesqueras (Barahona). Realizar talleres de capacitacin a autoridades nacionales y locales sobre la legislacin pesquera su aplicacin Incrementar el nmero de pescadores ...[more]

Partners
ATEMAR, CODOPESCA, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, TNC, Armada Dominicana, UASD, Asociaciones de pescadores, FUNDEMAR, Asociacin de Pescadores de Juanillo, Asociacin de Artesanos y Servicios Marinos, Asociaciones Acuticas, Turoperadora Side By Side, Blue Diversin, Blue Vision Adventure.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
IHO Hydrography Capacity Building Programme for Coastal States

The IHO capacity building programme seeks to assess and advise on how countries can best meet their international obligations and serve their own best interests by providing appropriate hydrographic and nautical charting services. Such services directly support safety of navigation, safety of life at sea, efficient sea transportation and the wider use of the seas and oceans in a sustainable way, including the protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, fishing, marine resource exploration and exploitation, maritime boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security, and o...[more]

Partners
International Hydrographic Organization (IGO); 87 IHO Member States (Governments); International Maritime Organization (UN); World Meteorological Organization (UN); International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (NGO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
IWECO - Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

The Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF-IWEco Project) is a five-year multi-focal area regional project that will be financed from (i) country GEF STAR allocations under Land Degradation and Biodiversity portfolios for national interventions and supported by (ii) funding from the GEF International Waters and Sustainable Forest Management portfolios for regional-level actions. A total of ten Caribbean countries will be participating in the project.

Partners
Antigua & Barbuda; Cuba; Barbados; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Jamaica; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Trinidad & Tobago with the support of GEF, UNEP , UNDP, CARPHA, CAR/RCU
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Mejorar las condiciones para el desarrollo de investigacin, transferencia de tecnologa y fortalecimiento de capacidades en la Repblica Dominicana

Mejorar las condiciones para el desarrollo de investigacin, transferencia de tecnologa y fortalecimiento de capacidades en la Repblica Dominicana a travs de: Asegurar financiamiento nacional e internacional. Establecer lneas de investigacin vinculadas a la biologa marina y ciencias ocenicas

Partners
MESCYT, UASD, Acuario Nacional, Ministerio Ambiente, Armada RD
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sensibilizacin ambiental y reforestacin del rio Muoz y del rio Sosa

Realizacin de talleres de Sensibilizacin ambiental para las localidades cercanas y reforestacin del rio Muoz y del rio Sosa

Partners
Asociacin de Desarrollo Sostenible de Sosa
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals