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Title: Ensuring sustainable forestry management in ethiopia from the millenium Development goals perspectives
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mekete Bekele (Assistant Professor, LLB, LLM)
Teshome, Besufekad
Keywords: Among the MDGs, Goal
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The issue of climate change and environmental degradation due to global warming and other factors are the current issues of the world since they are causing serious problems to the world. In order to address those global problems, in September 2000, the United Nation comes up with the Millennium Declaration with eight goals to be achieved in 2015. In the meantime, all member states of the world including Ethiopia agreed on the whole content of the declaration. Among the MDGs, Goal Seven i.e. ensuring environmental sustainability is studied from the perspectives of forestry management in Ethiopia. In contextualizing the MDGs, sustainable forestry management is sectorial component part of the whole environment. Thus sustainable forest management includes the extent of forests, biological diversity, vitality, productivity, protective and socio economic functions of forests, and legal, policy and institutional framework so that the need of future generation is not compromised for the present demand. In this respect, the Environmental Policy of Ethiopia and the Forest Conservation and Utilization Policies are instrumental policy documents. On the other hand, the former strategic document PASDEP and the current strategic framework GTP focus on detailed targets to address the need for sustainable forestry management with the strategies to achieve MDGs. In addition Ethiopia”s Climate-Resilient Green Economy strategy is also very important. In relation to this sector, the FDRE Constitution, the FDRE Criminal Code, sectorial and cross- sectorial legislations like Forest Development, Conservation and Utilization Proclamation (Proclamation No. 542/2007), Enviromnental Impact Assessment Proclamation (Proclamation No. 299/2002) and Environmental Pollution Control Proclamation (Proclamation No 300/2002) are mentioned. While EPA, MOA, IBC, EWCA and some NGOs working on enviromnent are quite important. In relation to the actual undenakings the adaption plans of regions, rehabilitation practices, PFM and the development of CDM and REDD+ initiatives in some regional states have their own role in enhancing sustainable forestry management though the sector is not free from some serious challenges. Therefore it is very much necessary to have better enforcement upon promulgating regional laws with supporting regulations. Moreover, it is also recommendable to support NGOs and to reorganize MOA considering forestry management as a separate directorate so that the intended goal is met.
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