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A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Routing of Linear Infrastructure in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: A Case of a Crude Oil Pipeline In the Albertine Rift in Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 7 February 2015

A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Routing of Linear Infrastructure in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: A Case of a Crude Oil Pipeline In the Albertine Rift in Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 7 February 2015
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Contributors: Mwedde, Geoffrey, Nangendo, Grace, Segan, Dan, Arrea, Irene Burgués, Barr, Rhona, Plumptre, Andrew J.
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The government of Uganda has plans to construct a pipeline to deliver crude oil from its central processing facilities in Buliisa District, to a refinery to be located in Kabale parish in Hoima District. The proposed route, which passes through the biologically rich Albertine Rift, poses a significant risk of destroying, fragmenting, and altering vital habitats for important and endangered species, thereby damaging valuable ecosystem services which may negatively impact people and wildlife. These sorts of “external” costs are typically not paid for by developers, and are therefore frequently underestimated or ignored in project decisions. This study demonstrates a methodology to evaluate potential alternative routes for the pipeline, seeking to balance conservation impact considerations with financial costs.

Author(s): Mwedde, Geoffrey , Nangendo, Grace , Segan, Dan , Arrea, Irene Burgués , Barr, Rhona , Plumptre, Andrew J.

Publication Date: 2015

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