Enhancing Botswana’s Environmental Performance by 2023

Tinashe Madebwe
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law,
Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Botswana


The Botswana government has claimed that it intends to enhance environmental performance by 2023. Certainly, this would be a laudable and much needed achievement considering that Botswana is home to some of the world’s most impressive, and threatened, species of fauna and flora. Importantly, despite having made this claim in 2017, the government of Botswana has not done anything to inspire faith in its commitment to enhancing environmental performance by 2023.This being the case, this paper measures the state’s commitment to enhancing environmental performance by 2023 and also explores how such performance can actually be enhanced by 2023.


Environmental performance; environmental protection; state commitment.


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