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.

    In support of Uganda's transition to a green economy, this project will create enabling policy conditions for Uganda's transformation towards an inclusive green economy. The project involves research, advocacy and capacity building on key green economy themes such as valuing nature, tackling inequality, greening economic sectors, reforming financial systems and measuring and governing. It is implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) through the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) with support from the European Union.

    This project is funded by the European Union

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