Environment

DOWLADDA PUNTLAND EE SOOMALIYEEDWASARADA DEEGAANKA, DUURJOOGTA & DALXIISKA  coat of arms PUNTLAND GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIAMINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE AND TOURISM

PUNTLAND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

 FINAL DRAFT

 OCTOBER 2014

Foreword

It is the role of a Ministry to develop appropriate policy guidelines for development of the sector the Ministry is involved in. However, development of such policies must involve all the key stakeholders to ensure that the guidelines are comprehensive and relevant. The Puntland Environmental Policy is a step in that very direction.

The development of environment sector policy has been an inclusive process involving individuals and institutions through consultative workshops to ensure that all the environmental stakeholders actively contribute towards setting the priorities as well as actions that can help in long-term sustainability of environmental resources of the State of Puntland.

The rationale behind developing this policy is to establish a framework that can provide the guidelines and regulations which can better manage, conserve and protect the environment.

The key policy focus areas include: Protection of rangelands and forest resources , Conservation of wildlife and biodiversity, Alternative energy development, Mining, industry and petroleum, Climate change , Waste management and water conservation , Environmental education , Research and Environmental inspectorate etc.

The policy is of great value for the entire population of Puntland and MoEWT. It defines the overall objective of the Ministry within the next 10 years, and sets specific policy guidelines and strategies for achieving the objective. It is anticipated that implementation of this policy will set guidelines and clear framework for the coordination of the environmental interventions implemented by different stakeholders. Through a shared objective, agreed targets and clearly defined responsibilities, with an overall aim of increasing the impact of the environmental interventions. The policy guidelines and the strategies stated in this policy will need to be implemented for the overall objective to be achieved within the next 10 years. However, implementation of these guidelines and strategies as well as specific activities will be elaborated in the implementation plan that will be developed soon after the rectification. The successful implementation will require resources that can be mobilized from the Government, private sector and donor agencies.

The Minister of Environment, Wild life and Tourism (MoEWT) would like to thank all the individuals, institutions and communities who contributed to the development of this policy. Special thanks go to the technical advisors of the Ministry for their tireless support and contributions towards the finalization of this document.

 

Hon. Gulled Salah Barre

Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MOEWT).

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