On 26 and 27 October 2017 the MCCA with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC) conducted a very important workshop to mainstream climate change into sectoral action. It can be considered a milestone
The Myanmar Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2030 (to be adopted soon) includes six sectoral outcomes – or pillars – to be achieved through six Sectoral Action Plans on: 1) Food Security; 2) Healthy Eco-System, 3) Sustainable and Resilient Transport, Industry and Energy; 4) Resilient Cities; 5) Health and DRR; 6) Education and Science.
All Ministries and City Development Councils have met in Nay Pyi Taw on 26 and 27 October to prioritize actions in these sectoral action plans for implementation under the Myanmar Union Budget 2018-2019. UN-Habitat and UN Environment have used a mix methodology to facilitate the prioritization. The ‘Delphi’ methodology and a discussion, thus ensuring a bottom-up and top-down good balance.
Each sector selected 2 priority actions and 4 potential additional actions to begin immediately.
As the Director General of the Environmental Conservation Department said, “now is the time to pass from Plan to Action!”