Globally each square meter of the earth is inherent of natural features that make up a high portfolio of natural capital assets that human nature depend on for survival through various forms of creative and innovative activities.
Currently, the world population is approximately 7.7 billion. This population exerts massive pressure on the natural capital, creating biodiversity loss in terms of ecosystem quality and quantity at an extinct rate of 1,000 to 10,000 times of species. And this does not exclude Uganda.
The rate at which human nature has continuously and deliberately attacked the ecosystem has not only created a weak mutual relationship between natural capital preservation, and restoration, but also the linkage and connectivity has been underestimated, unfortunately resulting into persistent environmental damage, inefficiency resource usability, inequality and absolute poverty.
Biodiversity loss, as depicted by growing rate of climate change and environmental risks, has become a concern for all public and private regulators from developing and emerging countries whose policy mandate covers 85 percent (or approximately 1.7 billion of the world’s unbanked).
Millions of people are currently being affected by environmental disasters globally, costing world economy hundreds of billion annually and displacing thousands of people every day. Developing and emerging countries feel the effects of climate change mostly arising from increased awareness exclusion.
Bringing it closer to the reader and diverting from the attachment of color to a broad outlook of green; a world environment in which natural resources are sustainably managed and conserved for healthy ecosystems, improved livelihoods for desired natural economic returns.
Green production/productivity; a global renewed production agenda, initiation of environmentally-friendly operations in which the population is engaged in the production networks, cycles of social and economic activities that use fewer natural resources, reduce pollution and waste, recycle and reuse materials, and moderate emissions in their processes.
Green service; an environmentally responsible practice that focuses on the use and provision of environmentally friendly, conservation of materials, recycling, energy efficiency, expertise and skill promotion, exhibition in all parameters that drive production.
Green inclusion; a global natural framework, that combines all the green agenda indicators for protecting nature, advocating and putting forward green spaces, whilst improving the quality of our environment in the pursuit of sustainable development.
Green inclusion requires fast-tracking in order to respond to the preservation, restoration of ecosystem and giving direction on green production; the usability of the ecosystem.
Enabling positive inclusive correlation will not only create a clean environmental but also a pathway to green creativeness and innovativeness in the service and production environment thus, green growth, an economic environment with increasing levels of economic growth through the provision of green and clean jobs and improved wellbeing of its citizen. It is a vital strategy that can set emerging economies to achieve the path of effective efficiency and sustainable development through;
Increased market size: inclusion increases the number and type of people involved in green activity: as more producers/consumers are engaged, and forward-backward economic links are developed.
Enhanced real livelihoods: inclusion focuses on creation of green jobs for many; that are in all service centers: finance, engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, IT, hospitality and others.
Problem solving: inclusion will bring many players into a green growth as a strong whole process that is universally appreciated.
Increased competition and innovation: through adherence of green solutions that assures middle and long-term diverse green outcome.
Increased productivity and total welfare: economic diversification as well as optimizing the social co-benefits of green growth will improve the total productivity and development.
Economic and social resilience: increased collective management and use of natural capital, establish new integrated institutions that can serve linked environmental, social and economic goals.
Safety and security: will be advocated for through massive investment in the social and human capital that can drive inclusive green growth activity.
Collective participation: increased public support for inclusion in policy, debate, decisions and implementation will improve awareness and thus transition to a full system of green growth
Uganda’s readiness to appreciate this reputable agenda and address the control of biodiversity loss and harmoniously usher in the greening era is still being misused or not yet conceived by human nature, despite the existing frameworks, terms of references and intervention by the public, private and development agencies.
As evidenced from the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (2017/18-2030/31), that identifies key interventions for achieving green growth in key sectors of; hospitality, energy, agriculture, construction, transport and green cities.
Human nature has super glued to negative environmental friendly means of satisfaction, no matter what they consume as driven by the forces of demand and supply in the economic environment that has made biodiversity continue to decline as result of habitat destruction and degradation.
There is need for collective participation and inclusiveness of the population to advocate and undertake climate change adaptation in order to mitigate on environmental cost predicted at huge sums of billions dollars that are not readily available.
Implementing of greening inclusiveness model stands as the only alternative that will significantly boost Uganda’s economy towards achieving sustainable development.
The author is a researcher and greening advocate.