Creating Enabling Policy Conditions for the Transformation Towards an Inclusive Green Economy
A green economy is one that is defined by "prosperity for all within one planet limits." Uganda's commitment to green its economy is expressed in the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (2017) and this was motivated by (i) the need to achieve Uganda Vision 2040 and National Development Plan goals in a sustainable manner and (ii) increasing severity of the impacts of climate change. The Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS) is intended to operationalize the broad green growth principles highlighted in Agenda 2030, the Uganda Vision 2040 and the NDPII (2015/16-2019/20) to support Uganda's accelerated transition to a middle-income status: Accelerate economic growth and raise per capita income through targeted investments in the priority sectors with the highest green growth multiplier effects; Achieve inclusive economic growth with poverty reduction, improved human welfare and employment creation; and Ensure that social and economic transition is achieved through a low carbon development pathway that safeguards the integrity of the environment and natural resources.
The Green Economy Dialogues Project aims at creating enabling policy conditions for Uganda's transformation towards an inclusive green economy.
Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy Think Tank based in Uganda, working in the Eastern and Southern Africa Sub-regions on a wide range of public policy issues.