Status under International Climate Change Law
- UNFCCC: signature (13 June 1992), ratification (19 October 1995), and entry into force (17 January 1996)
- KP: signature (25 February 1999), ratification (19 July 2000), and entry into force (16 February 2005)
Quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment: na
- Vienna Convention: accession (14 October 1993)
- Montreal Protocol: accession (14 October 1993)
Federal Laws on Climate Change
- Decree Adopting the National Climate Change Strategy (Decree No. 216-2010) 15 December 2010 (Spanish) approves the National Climate Change Strategy of the Honduras Republic in cooperation with Panama.
- Decree Creating the National Climate Change Office (Executive Order No. PCM-022-2010) 30 June 2010 (Spanish) assigns the responsibility of implementing UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, in addition to domestic policies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
- Decree Adopting the Kyoto Protocol (Decree No. 37-2000) 16 June 2000 (Spanish) approves the Kyoto Protocol.
- Decree Ratification of the Framework Convention of the United Nations of Climate Change (Decree No. 26-95) 29 July 1995 (Spanish) adopted all UNFCCC principles, with the objective to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, prevent threats to food production, and enable sustainable economic development.
- Law for the Promotion of Electric Energy Generation from Renewable Resources (Decree No. 70-2007) 29 June 2007 (Spanish) provides financial incentives for the promotion of electric energy.
- Law to Reform the Law of Incentives (Decree No. 45-2000 and 267-98) May 2000 and December 1998 reforms decree 85-98.
- Law of Incentives for Renewable Sources (Decree No. 85-98) April 1998 creates financing and incentive programs for renewable resources.
Forests and Land Use
- Program for the Reduction of Emissions for Deforestation and Degradation of the Rainforest in Central America (REDD-CCAD/GIZ) February 2013 (Spanish) outlines the principles of REDD in Honduras
- National Climate Change Strategy (2011)
- Environmental Legislation Compendium (2011)
- Analysis of Legal and Institutional Framework of Carbon Property and Land Tenure for REDD and other compensation mechanisms in Honduras (2013)
- Second National Communication to the UNFCCC (2013)
- Government Publications on Climate Change
- National Climate Change Office (DNCC)
- Agricultural Education, Training and Development Agro Business Service (SEDUCA)
Bank of Economic Integration of Central America. Comparative Analysis of the Regulatory Framework, Incentives and Tariff Rates Existing System for Buying Electricity Generation Plants Renewable Energy in Central America and Panama. Accessible at http://www.proyectoareca.org
United Nations Development Programme (2011). Addressing Climate Change Risks on Water Resources in Honduras: Increased Systemic Resilience and Reduced Vulnerability of the Urban Poor. Adaption Learning Mechanism. Accessed at http://undp.adaptationlearning.net/project/af_honduras
Updated as of: May 19, 2014