Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Initial National Communications Related to the UNFCC

The evaluation starts by introducing Zambia's national circumstances. Its economy is based on copper mining, which accounts for over 95 per cent of its foreign exchange earnings. Zambia derives its electricity mainly from hydroelectric power, which provides about 13 per cent of the country's total energy needs. Sources of greenhouse gases are found in the form of woodland, charcoal, petroleum and coal. Zambia's interest in environmental issues dates back to 1985, when the country developed its first environmental policy - the National Conservation Strategy.

Thematic Cluster: 

Enabling/ empowering activities/ capacity building (government)

Theme of Evaluation: 

Enabling Activities

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

Subsaharan Africa

Type of Evaluation: 

Final Evaluation

Country: 

Zambia

Institution: 

UNEP

Evaluation Author: 

Evaluation and Oversight Unit - T. Ngara

Year of Evaluation: 

2001