It concerns how the decisions are made, with a particular emphasis on the need for citizens, interest groups, and communities generally, to participate and have their voices heard. Therefore, the concept does not apply to the province of government alone.
It is imperative that we study the actions of the government in terms of environmental policy and decision-making, but we must also observe how citizens take on their own responsibility and develop environmental initiatives.
A lot of biodiversity has been lost and attributed to a number of reasons among them, negligence of humans and question have been paused on whether our policies have done a great deal in ensuring that there is a reduction to this loss.Mr. Patrick Byakagaba from the School of Forestry Environmental and Geographical Sciences Makerere University gave a presentation on the topic highlighting the principles of good environmental governance as those that look at intergenerational equity, sustainable use, dissemination of information and clear laws among others. He mentioned that decision makers should be held accountable for their decisions and actions as well. He pointed out that the way forward includes improving environmental governance by eliminating political corruption and building consensus on the purpose for biodiversity.