Dependence on the economy on natural resources means that environmental and rural development should be prioritised
Evidence on Demand was requested by DFID to carry out a climate and environmental appraisal as part of the Business Case for Support to Political Transition in Yemen. This programme aims to contribute to a stable and secure Yemen through seeing that Yemen’s democratic transition is successfully implemented in a peaceful and inclusive manner. The consultant developed and completed the draft climate and environmental assessment by identifying high-level climate and environmental impacts and opportunities. In doing so, it was recognised that security, health and economic issues are likely to be the highest priorities right now for Yemen but the dependence of the economy on natural resources means that environmental and rural development issues should also be prioritised.
Wade, S. Climate & environment assessment: Support to political transition in Yemen. Evidence on Demand, UK (2012) 8 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_HD027.dec2012.wade]