Malawi State of Environment and Outlook Report: Environment for Sustainable Economic Growth
Although Malawi’s rich natural resources – forests, fertile soils, water resources, and fisheries – offer opportunity for sustainable development, mismanagement of these resources and poverty-related resource exploitation pose a risk for resource degradation. This periodic (2010) State of the Environment and Outlook report discusses trends, threats and opportunities in the environmental, health, demographic, industrial and agricultural sectors.
Goals & Approach
The purpose of this report is to inform and influence policies and planning proccesses regarding the use and management of natural resources in Malawi. It also aims to increase awareness of environment and natural resources, and enhance Malawi’s participation in various inter-regional and international programmes and fora. It takes a thematic approach, including agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, water, etc. Each theme has its own policy recommendations which are targeted to specific governmental sectors.
The report was developed through a participatory and consultative approach, this report is expected to be owned by a range of stakeholders, increasingly contributing to its future success.
. Submitted. doi:10.1163/2213-2996_flg_com_301121.
- Government of the Republic of Malawi
- Environmental Affairs Department, Malawi