They observed that climate change is directly contributing to humanitarian emergencies spared by heatwaves, wildfires, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes. Those and similar climate shocks are only increasing in scale, frequency and intensity.
Dr. Zziwa points out that in Uganda, dry spells have become more prolonged, leading to decreased yields from plantations. In response to these challenges posed by climate change, he emphasized the importance of farmers embracing modern irrigation practices.
Nyipir told the court on Thursday that the level of environmental destruction fueled by the growing commercial charcoal trade in the region is at an alarming level and needed a tougher sentence if the vice is to stop.
“Sometimes when people talk about climate change, it is looked at as a topic for the elite and yet when it comes to taking climate action, it applies to every single person so it makes sense for every ordinary Ugandan to know those issues,” Marie Nanyanzi, Senior Program Officer, Twaweza East Africa, said.
According to the findings, 58% say government should planting trees or encourage people to do so at community level; 70% recommend tree planting government's action to fight climate change at national level; and 60% say individuals can plant trees or practice mixed farming to mitigate the effect of climate change.
The former Chief Justice says the region is witnessing worsening climate change characterized by prolonged drought arguing that through academic research, farmers can be best informed on ways to gain better yields.
IAEA Wartick called on financial institutions to rethink their bans on funding oil and particularly gas projects in Africa, fearing that it will this will fail the continent’s move towards renewable energy.
The heads of government from Commonwealth countries including President Museveni are expected between today and tomorrow to tackle some of the challenges like the food security due to the Ukraine conflict, climate change, Insecurity in some of the member countries as well as human rights.
The Adaptation Gap Report 2021: The Gathering Storm calls for ramping up funding and action to address the growing impacts of climate change. The UNEP report was issued as world leaders meet at the COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in a collective push to limit global warming, in line with the Paris Agreement.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which was facilitated or amplified by our hyper-connected society, demonstrated in the clearest form possible that there are no borders or boundaries that can contain disasters. While this interconnectivity has been globally recognized for COVID-19, it equally applies to many other large-scale disasters which took place in 2020/2021.
The four-year project, code-named Innovation and Gender Sensitive Nature-Based Solutions for Resilience-NBS and Green jobs is implemented by WWF-Uganda in the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Kabarole and Rubirizi.
Currently, the main access road (Omabor Road) that connects Kalaki and Kaberamaido remains cut off since 2020 while major roads connecting some sub-counties in the three districts have also remained inaccessible.