Posicion ugandesa en el green new deal

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United Nations Environmental Programme

Uganda’s position on The Green New Deal


The Global economy is facing three major problems: a financial crisis, the preoccupying climate change acceleration day with day and the decline of oil production. Globally facing an economical crisis makes our delegations pay attention to the major environmental issues that truly hits useveryday. Oil production and climate change are important factors that may put all of us in danger leading our whole world into the worst amazing gale ever since the Great Depression. There’s still time and we need to take advantage of it before everything comes crashing down. At least we know we’ve got a plan; a theory, who most likely needs to be put to work. This is what we’ll call “The Green NewDeal”. Its concept is to improve world’s economy by making a progress first in our world’s environment. Therefore, the purpose of implementing a Green New Deal is to have a global “green” economy that would benefit not only those who aren’t in danger of losing everything but also the ones who already have nothing to sustain with. From all solutions there might be to this problem the Green New Dealexpects the following: more and secure jobs, better baking system, investment in a low-carbon economy, global leadership and greater security for our pensions and savings. Moreover, there’s also the Kyoto Protocol, which helps affirm environmental protection as a global cause. In the other hand, it also helps reduce carbon emissions. Never the less, this would only be functioning for the next threeyears hoping it has already prepared the global economy and economic development into the next phase. This has been inspired by president Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal that helped recover the economy during the 1930’s.


In economic matters, Uganda has seen a growth in the last decades. Between 1990 and 2001, the economy grew because of continued investment in the rehabilitation ofinfrastructure, improved production and exports, reduced inflation, gradually improved domestic security, and the return of exiled Indian-Ugandan entrepreneurs between 1990 and 2001. Since 1986, the Ugandan government has acted to rehabilitate the economy, which declined during the presidency of Idi Amin, with the support of foreign countries and international agencies. Inflation rates ran at 240% in1987 and decreased to 42% in June 1992, then decreased dramatically to 5.1% in 2003. The continuous enrolment of Ugandans to the war unleashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the unstable and corrupt government make Ugandans wonder if the strong economic growth will continue in the next years. In 2000, Uganda qualified for the Heavily indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) debt relief initiativeworth $1.3 billion and the Pars Club debt relief worth $145 million. These amounts made a huge relief in the external dept of the Ugandan government. Growth for 2001 – 2002 was solid, but the decline in the prce of coffee which is Uganda’s main international export, made the economic growth slow down. According to IMF statistics, in 2004 Uganda’s GDP per capita reached $300, which is better comparedto the GSP per capita of the 1980’s but is still on half of the Sub-Saharan average GDP per capita, which is $600. The total GDP in 2004 was 8 billion dollars.Uganda has suffered in the past with similar issues to the ones that are commonly faced now; one of these is the loss of woodland. Moreover, water in our nation isn’t good enough anymore because it contains toxic industrial pollutants aswell as mercury due to mining activity. Fortunately Uganda’s government put together a Nation Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) This works by identifying what the environmental problems the nation is facing and then developing a strategy to fix those problems as soon as they can.

Current Situation:

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda stated: “I want to assure Ugandans and investors that...
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