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08:12
08:12

Trade Ministry Develops Eco-Friendly Guidelines for Industrial Parks, Free Zones economic growth 1 3

Francis Mwebesa, the Minister of Trade, emphasized the essential role of the new guidelines in guaranteeing the quality and functionality of Industrial Parks and Free Zones. He underlined that these guidelines are not only rooted in international best practices but are also tailored to meet Uganda's specific needs and aspirations.
18:41
18:41

Climate Change: Environmental Activists Ask Gov’t To Fund, Scale Up Agroecology 2 2

Led by Xavia Ejoi, the Executive Director of Action Aid Uganda, the activists made this plea while speaking at the opening day of the two-day climate justice week of action symposium. The symposium organized to raise awareness about the environment and climate change as part of Climate Justice Week is taking place at Makerere University School of Public Health Auditorium.
15:46
15:46

Women Call For Improved Access To Information, Climate Change Financing 3

Participants suggested several strategies to improve information dissemination and financial access for women. These include community-based programs, using local languages in information campaigns, and increasing collaboration with women's groups. Additionally, they called for greater investment in gender-responsive climate initiatives that provide women with the tools and resources needed to lead climate action.
08:20
08:20

CSOs Push for Localized Climate Change Awareness as Gov’t Lay Strategies to Secure Funds World Bank 1 4

With various climate-related issues increasingly evident, Mundulu believes it's imperative to advance the climate change narrative. However, she stresses the importance of adapting global processes to suit local contexts. She asserts that events like COP28 meetings hold significance for communities, underscoring the need to integrate global discussions into local frameworks effectively.
15:54
15:54

Uganda Weather Service: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back Top story

Parliament ignored regional and national concerns about why UNMA should Have remained semi-autonomous
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 1 3

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 1 4

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 1 5

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 1 8

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.
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