Uganda is a small country with a big heart. Known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda stands on the threshold of strong environmental performance in years to come because the government has embraced the principles of natural capital accounting.
Over 23 percent of Uganda is reserved to protect its diverse and flourishing wildlife – including lions, zebras, gorillas and over a thousand different bird species.
The Government of Uganda has launched a national plan based on natural capital accounting to protect its valuable environment. We recently worked with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on a project to estimate the economic value of natural and environmental resources within Uganda.
This work involved:
- Creating a natural capital asset register
- Undertaking a monetary valuation of natural and environmental assets.