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Greening Uganda’s Economy as the Sustainable Pathway to Middle Income Status

Uganda is heavily dependent on natural resources for economic growth and the livelihoods of its people. The natural resource-based sectors of agriculture (crop, livestock, and fisheries) tourism, minerals and forests among other resources, are the e…

Gender Equality: A Cornerstone for a Green Economy

With most countries failing to move onto a sustainable development path and fulfil many of the outcomes emerging from the 1992 Earth Summit, a green economy is envisioned as a new pathway to achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication.…

Regional Integration Policies to Support Job Creation for Africa's Burgeoning Youth Population

Africa is going through a youth bulge with more people under 25 than above 50 in all of it's countries. Creating opportunities for the burgeoning number of youth is a challenge that cannot be solved only at the country level. Regional integration po…

Green Growth Economy in Uganda: Strategies for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth: 72nd Session of State of the Nation Platform

Green Economies are a path to sustainable development. Green economies respond to the development challenges and imbalances in growth strategies that underlie the global financial and economic crisis by motivating policymakers in nation states to gi…

Green Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Guide for Policy Makers

This guide has been written as a reference tool for policy makers and planners on formulating policies and programmes that are supportive of green industrialization in SSA countries. In particular, the guide has aimed to provide a workable definit…

Mining for a Circular Economy in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Case of South Africa

Mining is not typically associated with visions of a circular economy, where waste is transformed into inputs for ecologically safe outputs. But if the world is to transition to a low-carbon future – a fundamental imperative if we are to avoid war…

Ambitions for Greening Solid Waste Management: Perspectives from Urban(ising) Africa

African cities are vexed by the triple challenge of rapid population growth, urban expansion and poor waste management. With population growth often outstripping economic growth, the ability of governments and municipalities to provide adequate soli…

Conserving the Environment and Enhancing Community Resilience: The Key Climate Change Priorities during and after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated nations leaving many people dead and others vulnerable to hunger and poverty. Many people - especially those employed in the informal sector - have lost their jobs and livelihoods. Most of them have resorted to …

An African Climate Finance Agenda for COP26

The climate finance priorities for COP26 identified by African stakeholders, as articulated in this report, demonstrate a keen awareness of the challenges faced in the quantum and quality of climate finance, challenges related to climate finance acc…

A Contextual Financial Analysis of Green Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises/Local Green Enterprises in Uganda

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) dominate Uganda’s economy. They play a pivotal role in production and supply chains, value addition, technology transfer, development and innovation. MSMEs, underpin the country’s competitiveness, empl…

Decarbonization and 'Greenflation'

Accelerating the transition toward low or net-zero carbon emissions is necessary to keep global warming at theoretically safe levels. That will likely bring price shocks associated with rising metal prices, energy costs, and carbon taxes – what has …

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