UNDP’s climate change activities in Zambia UNDP has been supporting the government of Zambia in preparing the response to the challenges that the country is facing as a result of effects of climate change. economic activities (cultivation, mining, livestock grazing, etc.). Potential disruptions of electricity, and fuel supplies are threats to the mining sector, and, droughts and low hydropower-production thus affect, provides an opportunity for economic growth, but, also highlights new challenges for the government. An important reform to undertake would be to change the budget cycle. The deforestation rate is well above the global and regional average. (2008) Promoting renewable energy technologies for rural. Zambia must reduce the deforestation rate to ensure a green economy and sustianbale development. However, there may be a risk that the division of roles and, responsibilities in accordance with JASZ reduces environmental issues to a concern only for, development partners working with MTENR. Since 1994, DRC has produced two national climate change communication documents (RDC, Ministère de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature, Eaux, et Forêts 2001; RDC, Ministère de l’Environnement, Conservation Given a target to halt deforestation completely by, 2015, and the fact that Zambia is a REDD+ QuickStart country, it is surprising that there is. Authority for the CDM is housed in the Ministry of Tourism. For households living adjacent, pecially for vulnerable groups, and the fishery sector supports more than 300,000 people, is another environmental-health related concern in Zambia, responsible for an, The purpose here is to highlight that targeted public health measures can often have, Furthermore, Zambia’s economic development has not, While acknowledging the difficulties involved in this assessment, it, accounts for 85% of employment and 19.7% of GDP in Zambia. In Zambia, the south is often dry, while the north is susceptible to flooding, ?We are assessing the impacts of climate change, [like] droughts and floods on human health. endobj Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat—but the impact … Agricultural growth to date has largely passed these farmers by. From Buhera, 100 farmers from one ward, Nerutanga, and 200 farmers from 2 wards, Sadziwa and Madwaramaredza in Mutasa, were interviewed. and water; with serious health effects (see Box 3). The country also needs a new trading arrangement with the EU. is projected to increase to 15.5 million by 2015, and double by 2030. is very high (over 3%, 2010 estimates) and puts additional pressure on Zambia´s environment. An attempt to incorporate climate, change into this analysis estimates that it could increase these numbers to 433,000 for the. “Natural Resources, Neither Curse nor Destiny”. It explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. Sea levels are ris… UNDP has been active in supporting the, preparation of the 2nd National Communication to the UNFCCC as well as capacity building. producers and petroleum production facilities. At present there is only one registered Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in, , however the Mining and Manufacturing sectors in particular offer potential to, attract finance for mitigation activities undertaken. The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food- and water-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, and threats to mental health. Responsible for policy development in the mining sector. Climate Change Threats Result in Mental Health Consequences and Social Impacts People with mental illness are at higher risk for poor physical and mental health due to extreme heat. Areas of higher HIV prevalence had better nutrition (in both country groups), but this counterintuitive association is removed after controlling for socioeconomic status. This is being implemented by, . The updated information of the forest cover and forest biomass using advanced remote sensing techniques can be useful for selecting the suitable sites for planned thinning, reforestation, community forestry, and concession land, which eventually will help in controlling the deforestation in Cambodia. the 2002 Earth Summit’s call for an integrated approach to water planning. score of 3.5 for the country systems for environmental management. 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The, Energy chapter includes several programmes for both adaptation and mitigation, including, programmes for the development of renewable energy. Attempts have been made to integrate renewable energy technologies in development policy and plans. The new National Policy on the Environment is supposed to address the scattered policy and legal framework for environment and natural resources management, but if it is not backed by a strong political commitment and 1 This Environmental Analysis was written, at the request of the Sida Country Team for Zambia (Marie Ramm) in dialogue with the Sida Environment and Climate Change Team (Elisabeth Folkunger) by Daniel Slunge and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist at the Environmental Economics Unit (EEU), Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, as part of Sida-EEU's institutional collaboration on environmental economics and strategic environmental assessment, with contributions from SEI Oxford (Ben Smith). Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. NEP was completed in 2005, approved by Cabinet in 2007. EIAs are often side-stepped by politicians, partly due to disconnected or, weak environmental institutions. main issue in Zambia with regards mitigation is halting deforestation. If 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the rainy season an increase in temperature is observed followed by an increase in rainfall 3 weeks later, both exceeding expected levels, an increase in the number of cases of cholera within the following 3 weeks could be expected. national food security and income from exports. A fishing ban has been introduced from. 5.1. The objectives of this study are, therefore, to establish (1) the level of adoption of the technologies among trained and non trained small holder farmers in the two districts, (2) the factors that affect adoption of the technologies and (3) the species and systems that are adopted in various agrosilvopastoral systems in the two districts. The government re ects this in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) and other policy pronouncements: National Disaster Management Policy and National Climate Change Policy. The Millennium Development Goals. Today's enormous development challenges are complicated by the reality of climate change—the two are inextricably linked and together demand immediate attention. systems and food production, in addition to increasing risks in farming at all scales. To begin this, the Environmental Council of Zambia and the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, facilitated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), decided to bring together a dozen highly experienced Zambian professionals who work in environment and development in government, business, civil society and academia. 5.3. Environmental and climate change related problems, severely constrains growth in several of these sectors, but there are also large opportunities for, economic growth through more proactive management of the environmental and natural. The Disaster Management Act, passed in April 2010, gives legal power over disaster management and disaster risk reduction, to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) within the Office of the Vice-, . When people have no employment and no alternatives to feed themselves, it, is no good telling them that they should not use the resources around them. Constraints and Opportunities related to the Environment and Climate. (2004) Dry spell frequencies and their frequency over southern. Lusaka State of the environment report. The latter are tropical-extratropical cloudbands that link a tropical low over low latitude southern Africa with a westerly disturbance passing south of the landmass. Climate change is likely to bring additional burdens both through direct effects such as more, favourable conditions for transmission of communicable diseases, and also via indirect, pathways such as effects on food security and nutrition. division of roles and responsibilities of different actors working on climate change in Zambia, resulting in a lack of coordination and duplication of efforts. 2 0 obj Instead, resource extraction has been characterized by boom and bust cycles, rent-seeking behaviour, and rampant degradation of the country´s environmental resources. Zambia is one of nine countries participating in the UN-REDD Quick start programme, and is, in the process of developing a national REDD+ strategy by the end of 2010, build capacity so that Zambia will be able to access international funding for REDD+, activities and reduce its deforestation rate (currently 250,000-300,000ha annually, mostly for, biomass and charcoal production). Deforestation in Zambia is estimated to have led to emissions of around 106, million tons of carbon dioxide annually 1990-2005 which makes Zambia the 9, emitter of carbon dioxide from deforestation in the world. In 2004, the Government continued efforts to privatize coal, limestone, gemstones, and other small-scale mining operations and to attract foreign investors to develop known industrial and metallic mineral resources. are likely to become more frequent with climate change. Southern Africa is often caught unprepared by drought as existing early warning systems lack the drought forecasting component, which often results in reactionary interventions as opposed to well-planned and proactive response mechanisms. develop that land, dependence on unreliable rainfall, and increasingly climatic vulnerability. will require strong political support and engagement across different sectors. endobj Decentralization by providing more power to the local level and moving to a new spatial management system that is based on water basins are the two strong entreaties in the new water governance paradigm. Poverty relevant social services such as health and education remain vital. Meanwhile, with population growth, demands on available water are, increasing and are difficult to meet reliably. The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. Mobbs, P.M., 2010. “The mineral industry of Zambia”, in. The difference in sample size and number of wards selected for the survey is because Buhera and Mutasa have a total household number of 12,550 and 39,847 respectively. Policy framework for managing environmen, 6.3. The application of new water polices may fail again if a top-down governance model is put in place that only creates a narrow space for local governance entities to effectively govern water quality. There is significant variability in the onset and the cessation of the rainy, been noticed. hold potential to protect smallholder farmers from drought losses. In response to these impacts, Zambia is working to develop sustainable and appropriate programmes for both crops and livestock in the face of climate … the Zambia economic study and includes expansion of the hydro-meteorological monitoring, network as well as investment to improve and expand water and sanitation infrastructure. Smallholder farmers cannot afford stock feeds for supplementing limited and poor quality pasture during the dry and cold season. Transitional countries facing rapid institutional adjustment, restructuring of regulations, and political-economic changes are encountering these demands internally and externally in their policy formulations. An improved fallow is a soil fertility agroforestry technique that has commonly been used in the staple maize production systems of Zambia and sub-Saharan Africa. 6.3. When activities such as mining pollute the water and contaminate the food, these people are. remains one of the low-income countries in Africa with low levels of human development, and high levels of corruption. Buhera and Mutasa districts were chosen from the three districts to which agroforestry had been implemented by WAC. The overfishing of Zambian water resources will have. Zambia is one of the first countries to receive funding under the, World Bank funded Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). Renewed Growth and Poverty Reduction, in Zambia, Working Papers in Economics No. Where environment and poverty problems are becoming increasingly severe, such questions need to be answered urgently. consultative process and adopting a waste cycle approach, aiming to minimise the, generation of waste, maximise the efficiency of waste collection, reduce waste needing, disposal by maximising its economic value, and adopt environmentally sound treatment. support Zambia's national development objectives. 2011. are also jointly supporting a programme on mainstreaming environment and natural resources. This is however utterly complex and must most likely involve large institutional. government on policy formulation, recommend measures to control pollution, including research, oversee the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and. This study investigates the onset and cessation dates of the main summer rainy season over Zambia, their interannual variability, and potential relationships with ENSO and regional circulation anomalies. Drought severity in southern Africa is exacerbated by poor levels of preparedness and low adaptive capacity. related to environmental and social safeguards, Energy: Wood fuel accounted for over 70% of the, national energy consumption in 2007. The … Impacts from climate change are happening now. Available from: Sustainable Household Energy in Rural and Peri-, Zambia’s forests are under tremendous pressure; the rate of deforestation is, is a major concern in some rivers, like the Kafue on the Copperbelt. Other water relate, Hence, the total number of deaths related to hygiene, water and sanitatio, The Disability Adjusted Life Year or DALY is a healt, years of life lost due to premature death to include equivalent years of “healt, Improved sanitation includes a flush toilet or a v, GRZ, 2008b. Some of these, especially droughts and, floods have increased in frequency, intensity and magnitude and have adversely impacted, heavily on food and water security, infrastructure, energy, health and sustainable livelihoods, Temperatures in Zambia are likely to increase although changes in precipitation are less clear, and vary for different climate model projections. However, variable rainfall coupled with a lack of proper management, water infrastructure and a. concern in some rivers, like the Kafue on the Copperbelt. East Lansing: Michigan State University. tive behaviours. Although individual extreme, events cannot be linked to climate change, the likelihood of severe events such as these will, increase. Climate change is a major risk to good development outcomes, and the Bank Group is committed to playing an important role in helping countries integrate climate action into … Impact estimates showed significant cotton yield and income increases as a result of adopting the technique. We illustrate that, although different African countries face different challenges in this regard, there is a common challenge around the huge disparities between rural and urban communities. Deforestation and wildfires, due to clearing land for agriculture or production of charcoal, contribute to degradation of land and loss of, reflected in reduced water in rivers and streams during the dry seasons, streams - and floods during rainy season, poor ground water recharge and siltation and, Large-scale agriculture (e.g. However, these are very small, compared to the budget allocation for major hydro-power expansion which may actually, increase the vulnerability of the energy sector to climate change, how to replace the high dependence on biomass as an energy source would be useful, in. urbanisation rate pose challenges to authorities to meet the needs of the growing population. 5 0 obj Exports of scrap metal were banned in September 2004. Examples include traders in, illegal logging, industries which do not need to reduce their emissions and government, officials getting paid for letting illegalities continue. 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