The constitution of the Republic of Botswana of 2003provides for the right to a clean and healthy environment and for the protection, safeguard and promotion of the environment to everyone who lives in Botswana.
In the same context, the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (Act No. 6 of 2005) (Cap. 65:07) determine the modalities of protection, conservation and promotion of environment in Botswana. There are other laws on mineral, water, pollution land management that are useful among others that are used to protect the environment.
The Department of Environmental Affairs of Botswana (DEAB) is mandated to produce a national state of the environment report every two years to inform the environment decision making process in the country and provide environmental information to the public.
Use the state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS applications to create awareness about Botswana’s changing environment and emerging environmental issues and initiate actions to mitigate any negative environmental change.
Basic objective is to provide scientific evidence of rapid changes taking place in areas around Botswana for both the general public and policy makers.
Environmental Indicators provide information about our natural environment, and describe the state of the environment with significance extending beyond that directly associated with the observation itself. Environmental indicators quantify information by aggregating and synthesizing different and multiple data, thus simplifying information that can help reveal complex phenomena (EEA 2006).
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.
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