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National Environment Management Policy (NEMP)

legislation type Executive
Passed in 1995
The NEMP recognises that Uganda faces a number of environmental issues including: soil degradation, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, increasing pollution and environmentally related diseases. These problems are compounded by poverty, low amounts of environmental awareness and low levels of technology. The NEMP aims to address these issues by establishing a more comprehensive and integrated approach to environmental issues.
The NEMP, therefore, creates a National Environment Management Authority, a legal framework for climate issues, an effective monitoring and evaluation system to track the effects of different policies on the environment, population and economy, attempts to promote a new sustainable conservation culture and, finally, to harmonise local and national policy efforts on environmental issues.
Specifically, the NEMP recognizes climate as a 'vital natural resource' that needs to be monitored in order to better direct land use, encourage sustainable economic development, and manage air pollution, and GHG emissions.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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