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The Dominican Republic goes green

The Dominican Republic has been hit by an increasing number of storms. Now the island is is taking serious action to fight climate change.

Project goal: protecting resources, water management and biodiversity
Project size: 2,000 families, that includes between 8,000 and 10,000 people, are participating
Project volume: a total of 8.5 million euros ($11.4 million) of which around 1.7 million euros are from the International Climate Initiative

The Dominican Republic is aiming to slash its carbon emissions in a big way. By 2030, the island nation wants to cut emissions by 25 percent compared to 2010 levels. That puts the country in a group of nations with hugely ambitious climate goals. To achieve that, the Caribbean island is financing a host of projects which include spurring farmers to switch to more sustainable agricultural practices, replacing oil with gas and reforming the transport and energy sector. Germany is helping the country reach its targets through funds and know-how.

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