The grant will go towards the development of new bankable climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in view of achieving the national Climate change goals identified under the Nationally Determine Contributions NDCs.
Chair of the LDC group, Gebru Jember Endalew in a statement issued on Friday said it was deeply disappointing to see the US shirking its responsibilities as a member of the global community. Endalew said they were already seeing the impacts of climate change with record droughts, flooding and heat waves recently faced around the world.
The report shows that governments could address the root causes of inequalities and build climate change resilience. But it suggests that governments have been negligent in not closing the gap between rich and poor, putting their own people in harms way.
The Council of Ministers is now expected to make tangible proposals on how to secure the work undertaken or yet to be done under the EAC Climate Change Programme including the possibility of creating a budget line for the same.
Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, the African Unions Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, applauded the fact that most countries in the run-up to the Paris Climate Change Agreement in December 2015 spelled out how they intend to address climate change, but she challenged countries to do more.
The National Adaptation Programmes of Action prioritized community tree planting, land degradation management and strengthening meteorological services as key areas that would increase Ugandas capacity to cope with the effects of climate change. But the study established that that most partners invested in activities of drought adaptation, development planning and water for production.
Part of the strategy was to encourage women to start using energy and agro-forestry technologies to improve food security and promote natural resource management.However, communities are concerned that despite its approval, the policy was archived yet the region is grappling with a reduction in agricultural productivity and deforestation