To ensure environmental, health and social considerations are taken into account, established environmental and social assessment tools at the project level need to be complemented by approaches fully adapted to policies, plans and programmes. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) meets this need. SEA provides a practical and direct means of progressing the Green Growth Development Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, the National Development Plan (NDP III) provides for the achievement of sustainability goals embedded in these macro-economic strategic documents.
In December 2019, Hon. Beatrice Atim Anywar was appointed Minister of State for Environment. Over the years Hon. Anywar has made her mark as a staunch advocate for
environment. In February NEMA was honored to host the newly appointed Minister of State for Environment. Hon. Anywar was briefed about the operations of NEMA on roles,achievements and the challenges. The details of the ministerial visit are in our lead story for this issue of the NEMA Newsletter.
In a bid to improve coordinated monitoring and reporting to the Rio Conventions and ensuring proper linkage to policy development, NEMA engaged consultants to assess the national and local level capacities of focal points and other stakeholders to monitor and report on Rio Conventions as a means of meeting their international commitments and obligations. The above changes shall lead to enhanced cooperation in Rio Conventions implementation and enhanced capacities for monitoring and reporting.
This report describes the status of implementation of the Key Result Areas (KRAs) outputs and outcomes as stipulated in NEMA's strategic plan based on the institution's mandate and statutory functions.
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In order to extend Uganda’s current national accounting system to better consider biodiversity related natural capital, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), the National Planning Authority (NPA) and Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS), with support from the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting (IDEEA Group) are implementing the project: Integrating Natural Capital into Sustainable Development Decision-Making in Ug
Uganda's Biodiversity Expenditure Review (BER) report provides comprehensive information on financing biodiversity conservation and management, from the fiscal period 2005/6 to 2014/15. The review evaluated the effectiveness of the current budget spending on ecosystems and environmental degradation. Based on the 4 key sectors evaluated, which include agriculture, tourism, energy and; water and environment. Findings reveals that on average environment and biodiversity conservation takes up 1.2& of government's annual budget.
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