Khumbo Lungu (Department of Energy Affairs, Malawi)-Environmental sustainability in Malawi

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GCL Event-Environmental Sustainability in Scotland and Malawi
20th October 2011

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Khumbo Lungu (Department of Energy Affairs, Malawi)-Environmental sustainability in Malawi

  1. 1. Environmental Sustainability in Malawi: Challenges and Opportunities •Khumbolawo Mulumbeni Lungu •Department of Energy Affairs •Malawi •20th October 2011 Global Community Links
  2. 2. Definition of Environmental Sustainability•Environment:•Ecosystems, Surroundings, Nature•Sustainability – be able to;•Maintain, prolong, continue•“……….Ability to …………….” Global Community Links
  3. 3. MDG7 Context•Sustainable Development Policiesand Programmes aimed at reversingthe loss of Environmental Resources. •Land Are covered by Forests •Protected Area to maintain Ecosystems •Energy Use / Solid Fuels •CO2 Emissions Global Community Links
  4. 4. Overview of GOM Policies•Three Policies and Legal Instruments •Forestry Act •Environment Management Act •Energy Policy Global Community Links
  5. 5. Overview of GOM Policies•Management of Natural Resources•Procedures for EnvironmentAssessments•Afforestation and Forest Protection•Promotion of Modern andRenewable Energy Services. Global Community Links
  6. 6. GOM Strategic Policies Related to Community Approaches•Community Based Natural ResourceManagement•Community Based Micro Projects forAfforestation•Community Based AlternativeEnergy Sources Global Community Links
  7. 7. Challenges for Community Approaches •Limited Land Availability – not to the required Scale •Localised Small Scale Projects with Minimal Impact •Concentration on only artificial Forests •Issues of Ownership •Low Access Rate to Modern Energy Services •Limited readily available Alternative Energy Sources/Technologies to Wood Fuel Global Community Links
  8. 8. Opportunities for Community Approaches •Decentralisation Policy •Large Number of Extension Staff for Capacity Building •Available and Proven Alternative Energy Sources/Technologies •Available Good Practices and Examples where Lessons can be Learnt. Global Community Links
  9. 9. Opportunities to Strengthen Scotland-Malawi Links•Formulation Policy and Strategies forRenewable Energy•Sector Development – technology,knowledge exchange and training•Models of Sustainable CommunityEnergy Development Global Community Links
  10. 10. WAY FORWARD•Is Community based Approach toEnvironment Sustainability Practical?•What are its Principles and Practicesto be adopted for effective andsuccessful projects? Global Community Links
  11. 11. WAY FORWARD•Considering the targets set out byMDG7, in what WAYS are we fallingshort?•In what BEST ways can the TWOCountries share Experience in movingtowards Environmental Sustainability ? Global Community Links
  12. 12. •THE END•THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Global Community Links

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