COVID-19 MACROECONOMIC POLICY RESPONSES IN AFRICA 16 - Uganda’s Post-COVID Recovery
23 January 2023
The plan further notes the need for risk-informed development and identifies natural hazards and disasters, and the effects of climate change as among the risks to be mitigated. [...] This put these resources under additional strain, given that they were already stretched owing to rapid population growth, urbanisation, a refugee influx and the drive for industrialisation.15 These coping mechanisms and responses to the pandemic have heightened the urgency to enhance the sustainable use of natural resources so as to build the resilience of both communities and the economy. [...] The submitted INDC became the country’s first NDC under the Paris Agreement.20 The NDC highlighted adaptation as the priority response to climate change in the context of continuing efforts to reduce vulnerability and address adaptation in agriculture, forestry, infrastructure, water, energy, health and disaster risk management. [...] The Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development has directed all government bodies, down to the local level, to produce budgets for the environment, biodiversity and climate change.37 The budget tagging tool is expected to be tested and rolled out in FY 2022/23 and will complement the current climate change data-generation tools. [...] First, to enhance the alignment of recovery strategies and the NDC within the existing policy and planning frameworks, The government should: develop an action plan and regulations to guide the implementation of the provisions in the climate change act’s; leverage nature-based solutions in address climate change and pursuing green growth; and develop green tools for fiscal, monetary and other macr.