Final report: scoping study for a non-renewable resources, climate change and environmental programme in Southern Africa

Final report: scoping study for a non-renewable resources, climate change and environmental programme in Southern Africa

DFID commissioned a scoping study to assess the Extractive Industry (EI) sector’s environmental and climate change impacts, status and prospects of GHG emissions, and how both impacts and GHG emissions could be mitigated in the sector. The analysis included a review of national and global policy, legal and institutional landscape that could inform a voluntary compliance mechanism that the EI sector could adopt. The study was conducted in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

The effects of climate change have become significant challenges to sustainable development in developing countries. In Southern Africa where this study focused, the impacts are likely to be substantial due to the reliance on climate-sensitive resources such as rain-fed agriculture for economic growth, trade and food security. East and Southern Africa are expected to experience compounded effects of climate change because of their high poverty levels, weak infrastructure, poor management of natural resources and dependence on agriculture.

Emerging pillars for a DFID climate change and environmental Programme in Southern Africa:

  • support to development planning, policy and compliance frameworks
  • awareness, sensitization and communication
  • capacity building and institutional strengthening of systems, infrastructure and human resources
  • information development and management
  • facilitating the creation of a compliance mechanism
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