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15:24
15:24

Activists Poke Holes in Leaked Bugoma Forest Survey Report 3 1

The report, a copy which URN has seen, purportedly outlines findings related to the forest's status but has come under intense scrutiny from activists who allege discrepancies and inadequacies in its methodology and lack of conclusions.
19:24
19:24

Study Suggests indigenous Practices To Curb Methane in Uganda's Livestock 3 3 Top story

The findings suggest that if those practices are maintained, they help to maintain low emissions.
15:02
15:02

Mukono Seeks UGX 11Bn for Modern Solid Waste Management Facility 1 2

According to the designs, the site at Katikolo will undergo an upgrade to establish a manual waste sorting facility capable of handling approximately 7 tonnes of garbage per hour and up to 60 tonnes in a single 8-hour shift.
11:08
11:08

Gov’t Identifies Circular Economy Roadmap as Tool for Sustainable Development Initiatives 3 1

The circular economy is a closed-loop system that efficiently uses resources, minimizes waste and promotes recycling. It addresses environmental challenges by reducing extraction, waste, and pollution while creating economic opportunities for growth, innovation, and job creation.
10:29
10:29

Growing Towns Face Looming Sewage Crisis 4 1

Jafari Matovu, President of Uganda Emptiers Ltd and a communication and information officer of the Pan-African Sanitation Actors network, explains that the cost of emptying septic tanks soars due to the extended distances their trucks have to travel and the traffic congestion on the route from Mukono to Lubigi.
12:43
12:43

Window to Reach Climate Goals ‘Rapidly Closing’- UN Warns 1 Top story

In Uganda, the Ministry of Water and Environment has recently raised concerns about its insufficient resources to support numerous climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. This issue arises concurrently with the ministry's ongoing efforts to seek workable financing solutions for climate change-related initiatives due to constrained budget allocations and cuts.
17:49
17:49

Climate Crisis Causes Receive 20 Times More Funding than Solutions- Report 1 Top story

Since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the world's leading banks have allocated a remarkable USD 3.2 trillion to support the growth of fossil fuels, and an additional USD 370 billion has been directed towards industrial agriculture- the second most significant contributor to climate change.
16:40
16:40

Sluggish Enforcement of Environment Laws Spells Doom for Uganda – Archbishop 5 1

According to a climate change report by Irish Aid, Uganda is currently struggling with the consequences of climate change which encompass shifting weather patterns, declining water levels, and a heightened occurrence of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts.
09:54
09:54

IG Investigates NEMA Board Over Abuse of Office, Corruption 1 Top story

In June of this year, a whistleblower wrote to the Inspector General of Government, alerting her to illegal activities that have been ongoing since the 8th board was established.
09:40
09:40

Public Service Halts NEMA Restructuring Process Amid Complaints from Affected Staff 1 Top story

In his June 27, 2023 letter to the NEMA Board Chairperson, Muluri indicated that he conducted a thorough analysis of the submissions provided by the board chairperson and acknowledged the concerns expressed by the staff members regarding the implementation of the newly approved organizational structures, identifying certain issues.
15:58
15:58

NAPE Raises Alarm on Superficial Celebrations, Ineffective Environmental Legislation 1 2 Top story

Frank Mulamuzi, the Executive Director of NAPE, highlights that every year, authorities responsible for environmental protection come together to celebrate these special occasions and deliver impressive speeches. However, he emphasizes that these events often lack any tangible impact on the ground.
13:22
13:22

Local Communities to Get User-Friendly Weather Forecast Information 7 2

Julius Kiprop, the Acting Executive Director of UNMA who also doubles as manager of network operations, says they are well aware that people in many areas would want such information but don’t get it.
09:22
09:22

When NRA Cut Off South-Western Uganda at Katonga Bridge 2 4

Robert Ssempa, a retired banker, says that the current situation is not as bad as it was back in the day but with the collapse of the bridge such memories are inevitable to cross the minds of those who witnessed it. Ssempa, born in Masaka, was working with Uganda Commercial Bank (UCB) in Kampala when the incident took place.
08:48
08:48

Expect More Floods in Katonga, Lwera Catchment Areas- NEMA 8 1

The Katonga Catchment system, which includes the River Katonga, extends across an estimated area of 13,837 square kilometers and is characterized by numerous tributaries and distributaries. The Katonga Catchment system, which includes the River Katonga, extends an estimated area of 13,837 square kilometers and is characterized by numerous tributaries and distributaries.
16:06
16:06

Ugandans Ignorant About Climate Change -Study 1

The 2019 State of the Climate in Uganda report states that considerable increases in rainfall over the previous few decades have been observed in the east, northwest, and some areas of the southwest, while decreases have been observed in the northwest, west, and central regions of the nation.
17:35
17:35

Ministry to Handle Case by Case Before Cancelling Titles in Kinawataka Wetland 1 5

Last month, the Ministry summoned 61 companies and individuals for a public hearing over alleged possession of land titles in the severely degraded Kinawataka wetland.
08:59
08:59

President Museveni Advices On Climate Change Challenges 1 7

While closing the Inter-Ministerial Conference on Migration, Environment and Climate Change on Friday, Museveni observed that as Africans quarrel with Europeans to limit greenhouse gas emissions, there is an urgent need to stop local destruction of the environment.
23:20
23:20

East, Horn of Africa Raise Concerns About Climate Change Induced Migration 5 1

Beatrice Anywar, Uganda's Environment Minister, noted that on a continental and regional scale, it is becoming more and more obvious that the extreme weather events and changing climatic conditions are causing both internal and cross-border movements and displacement.
07:51
07:51

Donor Funding Not Sole Solution to Climate Change Effects 6 1

Capt. Dukundane pointed out that it's past time for Africa to look for solutions to reducing or adapting to the effects of climate change, which have already led to negative repercussions in the area.
20:38
20:38

Govt to Recruit Parish Forest Officers, Strengthen Tree Harvesting Permits 2

Katwesige noted that the parish foresters will be serving as extension workers and are expected to help our communities in all tree planting, caring and harvesting challenges in addition to roles of planning and directing activities that develop and protect forest environments.
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