Environment: The second report on environmental governance and sustainable development is validated

Ouagadougou hosts this December 28, 2022 the national workshop for the validation of the second report on environmental governance and sustainable development. This report is a tool to capitalize on the different actions carried out within the framework of promoting sustainable development. It also contains guidelines for stakeholders and strong recommendations for decision makers, technical and financial partners for virtuous governance of the environment and sustainable development in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso has chosen sustainable development as its development model for two decades. It should be remembered that sustainable development is development that meets the needs of present generations, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In this way, the country has ratified several agreements on the environment and sustainable development that have materialized at the national level through the establishment of institutions, the development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans and programs to promote sustainable development.

Hakiekou Fiédi, representative of the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment

In order to reflect the country’s efforts in terms of good environmental governance and sustainable development, a first report was prepared in 2016. It is with the aim of taking stock of the progress made since 2016 that the second report was submitted today. to the appreciation of the actors have been elaborated. According to the representative of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of the Environment, Hakiekou Fiédi, it is a capitalization and orientation document, whose objective is to publicize environmental governance and sustainable development, the practices in Burkina Faso, the problems and the challenges to be faced.

It specifies that the document gives indications on the strategies to be implemented to scale up good practices with a view to inclusive sustainable development, as well as guidelines for stakeholders and strong recommendations for decision-makers, technical and financial partners for a virtuous governance of the environment. and sustainable development in Burkina Faso.

Abdoul Karim Dipama, Acting Director of the Sustainable Development Policy Department

Abdoul Karim Dipama, Acting Director of the Sustainable Development Policy Department, notes significant progress in promoting sustainable development, particularly at the institutional and legal level. Proof of this is the adoption of the sustainable development guidance law in 2014, as well as the national sustainable development policy adopted in 2013.

The report also contains recommendations for the various actors involved in promoting sustainable development. The main recommendation relates to the establishment, at the level of the prime minister, of a general commission for sustainable development. This office will be responsible for supervising all actions within the framework of promoting sustainable development.

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It should be noted that the report on environmental governance and sustainable development is carried out by the ministry in charge of the environment through the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (SP/CNDD). The SP/CNDD has benefited from the technical and financial support of the Support Program for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources (AGREF), financed by the Luxembourg Cooperation.

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