Status of Climate Change Policy
Development, Implementation, NAPA and
NAMA in Uganda
By
Chebet Maikut
Deputy Coordinator, ...
In this Presentation, I will touch on…
1. Introduction
2. Progress on Climate Change Policy and
Implementation Strategy de...
1. Introduction
• The adverse impacts of climate change have not
spared Uganda particularly in last decade as evidenced
by...
1. Introduction-2
• However, Uganda as a Party to the UNFCCC and
its Kyoto Protocol has obligations and
commitments to ful...
1. Introduction 3
• At the regional level, the EAC CC policy has
already been put in place in response to the
decision of ...
1. Introduction 4
• On urgent and immediate adaptation
priorities for intervention, the country’s NAPA
preparation was fin...
2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation
Strategy development
 The main Objective of the NCCP- is ensure that all
stak...
2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation
Strategy development-2
• The process for CC policy development started
way bac...
2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation
Strategy development 3
• The process included many consultations and
was highl...
2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation
Strategy development 4
• The NCC Policy and its costed Implementation
Strategy...
2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation
Strategy development-5
• The Policy among others provides for priority sector-...
2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation
Strategy development 6
• The costed Implementation Strategy indicates in a
mor...
3.Uganda’s efforts to address climate change
challenge
• Some activities on-going include:
• National Adaptation Programme...
3.Uganda’s efforts to address climate change
challenge-2
• Post-COP 19 actions and COP 20 preparations on-
going.
• Climat...
4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation
• While Uganda’s NAPA identifies 9 Priority areas
for immediate intervention, the...
4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation 2
• NAPA Piloting activities by the CCU/MWE thru
partnership with NGOs and Distri...
4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation 3
• The country is also expected to receive its share
of balance of funding from ...
5. NAMA development process in Uganda
• NAMAs constitute important Mitigation actions
of the country and are consistent wi...
5. NAMA development process in Uganda-2
• So far the prioritized sectors for Uganda’s NAMAs
include Agriculture, Renewable...
6.Conclusion
• The need to address climate change adaptation and
mitigation supported by means of implementation
within a ...
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Status of Climate Change Policy Development, Implementation, NAPA and NAMA in Uganda

  1. 1. Status of Climate Change Policy Development, Implementation, NAPA and NAMA in Uganda By Chebet Maikut Deputy Coordinator, CCU CCAFS Workshop, Kla, 29-30 April 2014
  2. 2. In this Presentation, I will touch on… 1. Introduction 2. Progress on Climate Change Policy and Implementation Strategy development 3. Uganda’s efforts to address climate change challenge 4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation 5. NAMA development process in Uganda 6. Conclusion
  3. 3. 1. Introduction • The adverse impacts of climate change have not spared Uganda particularly in last decade as evidenced by numerous episodes of erratic rainfall patterns, prolonged droughts, flooding, recurrence of mudslides and thunderstorms, increased incidence of pests and diseases, famine, and declining agric productivity. • Besides loss of life, some of the most affected sectors to the adverse impacts of climate change experienced in the country include agriculture, health, water,forestry, infrastructure, environment , tourism and economy.
  4. 4. 1. Introduction-2 • However, Uganda as a Party to the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol has obligations and commitments to fulfil as part of contributing to the global efforts in tackling climate change. • Government has consequently put in place institutional framework-the Climate Change Unit under the Ministry of Water and Environment- to coordinate the country’s response and actions on climate change as well as serve as Secretariat for Designated National Authority.
  5. 5. 1. Introduction 3 • At the regional level, the EAC CC policy has already been put in place in response to the decision of the Heads of State and Government. • While CC Adaptation remains the priority of the country just like other African countries, Mitigation is equally given its due consideration in our policy framework especially with respect to access of appropriate technology and clean energy sources- the renewable energy.
  6. 6. 1. Introduction 4 • On urgent and immediate adaptation priorities for intervention, the country’s NAPA preparation was finalized and launched in 2007. • Preparation of the NAPs have not yet started but some progress on NAMAs development have been made.
  7. 7. 2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation Strategy development  The main Objective of the NCCP- is ensure that all stakeholders address climate change impacts and their causes through appropriate measures while promoting sustainable development. The Policy prioritizes a number of sectors and a costed Implementation Strategy for the short to long term by sector is provided.  The Uganda Vision 2040 as well as a number of other sectoral policies and strategies also prioritize CC adaptation and mitigation actions.
  8. 8. 2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation Strategy development-2 • The process for CC policy development started way back in October 2011 supported by consultancy team made up of 6 national and 2 international consultants. • The CCU and the Policy Analyst from MWE supported the whole process of policy and implementation strategy development.
  9. 9. 2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation Strategy development 3 • The process included many consultations and was highly participatory with different stakeholders at various levels including Policy Makers, MPs, Local Governments, CSOs, NGOS, local communities, etc. • It is expected that Adaptation benefits of CC and mitigation initiatives will be achieved as a result of the mainstreaming of climate change issues in the various relevant sectors of intervention.
  10. 10. 2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation Strategy development 4 • The NCC Policy and its costed Implementation Strategy was approved in December 2013 by the Policy Committee on Environment chaired by the PM. • The focus of the Policy is on Adaptation, Mitigation and Research as well as cross- cutting areas of capacity building, education and training.
  11. 11. 2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation Strategy development-5 • The Policy among others provides for priority sector- specific Adaptation and Mitigation priorities in Agriculture and Livestock, Water, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Transport and Works, Wetlands, Health, Energy, Tourism and Wildlife, Human Settlements and Infrastructure, Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry, Land Use and Land Use Change, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+),Wastes Management as well as Monitoring, Detection, Attribution and Prediction.
  12. 12. 2. Progress on CC Policy and Implementation Strategy development 6 • The costed Implementation Strategy indicates in a more detailed manner potential sources of funding, financial tools to be undertaken and financial management arrangements, including for start-up funding that may be required to kick start the policy implementation process. • The Strategy proposes how the envisaged funds over the 15 year period will be sourced. • However, cc is also already provided for in the NDP and UG Vision 2040.
  13. 13. 3.Uganda’s efforts to address climate change challenge • Some activities on-going include: • National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) already in place. NAPA piloting currently on-going in some agro-ecological areas- TAAC, EBA, MWE-supported NAPA piloting • Preparation of SNC on-going. • In cooperation with NPA, prepared the CC Mainstreaming Guidelines. • NAPs process being planned. • Partnerships established with key stakeholders and institutions established such PFCC,CSOs, Fos, Private Sector to tackle climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. • Support to REDD+ process.
  14. 14. 3.Uganda’s efforts to address climate change challenge-2 • Post-COP 19 actions and COP 20 preparations on- going. • Climate change awareness programmes on-going. • Integrating Climate change into national educational curricular. • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Register established, project approval and monitoring system in place. Some CDM projects continue to be submitted for approval. • NAMAs development in various sectors –on-going. • Support to preparation of various sector-specific strategies and implementation actions on cc,e.g MAAIF,MEMD - on-going.
  15. 15. 4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation • While Uganda’s NAPA identifies 9 Priority areas for immediate intervention, the implementation of these priorities has largely remained on paper due to constraints of funding. • There are however few initiatives by various public sectors notably the Agriculture, Water Resources and Health sectors as well as DPs and NGOs/CSOs that have started initiatives towards implementation of NAPA such as the EBA to CC,TAAC,UNDP -support to strengthen early warning systems and Met services, etc.
  16. 16. 4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation 2 • NAPA Piloting activities by the CCU/MWE thru partnership with NGOs and District Local Government have also started in 4 agro- ecological zones in the country with funding support from the RDE. • It is expected that the lessons learnt and early actions on addressing priority adaptation measures in the most vulnerable communities will help to inform policy and strategy as well as leverage additional resources.
  17. 17. 4. Brief overview of NAPA implementation 3 • The country is also expected to receive its share of balance of funding from the total ceiling of USD 30 M from the LDC Fund under the GEF for implementing a holistic healthy ecosystem adaptation to CC. • Due to setback associated with reported capacity of the initial Implementing Agency (IA) chosen by Government, the process of accessing funds was delayed. • Government now is using a number of IAs to access the LDCF-AfDB, UNDP,UNIDO,FAO.
  18. 18. 5. NAMA development process in Uganda • NAMAs constitute important Mitigation actions of the country and are consistent with the NDP strategic objectives. • The country has just finalized its NAMAs prioritization and is due to submit them to the UNFCCC Secretariat. • NAMAs regulatory regime which are still subject of further international negotiations with less stringent procedures and systems could spur sustainable development and enhance poverty reduction in developing countries like Uganda
  19. 19. 5. NAMA development process in Uganda-2 • So far the prioritized sectors for Uganda’s NAMAs include Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Wastes, Forestry and REDD+, and Transport. • It is however important to recognize that the Programmatic CDM has great potential to evolve to NAMAs. • However, it should be recognized that CDM (and JI/ETS), NAMAs , REDD+ or any future acceptance of the NMM,FVA,NMBAs,etc are all part of the wider mitigation efforts.
  20. 20. 6.Conclusion • The need to address climate change adaptation and mitigation supported by means of implementation within a national comprehensive policy, legal and institutional framework cannot be over-emphasized. • Although some progress has just been made, significant effort is required to implement the priority adaptation actions in agriculture and livestock sectors. • However, gaps still remain to holistically undertake full implementation of priority actions in the agriculture sector. • Some action research may be necessary to fill up knowledge gaps to inform decision making.

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