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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.
17:35
17:35

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

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.
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.
14:56
14:56

UNRA Seeks to Reconstruct Lwera Stretch Undermined by Rice Growing, Sand Mining 2 3

UNRA are now re-engineering the section to come up with a lasting solution, not ruling out the possibility of raising some sections of the wetland with bridges other than the existing culverts.
08:40
08:40

How Intra-Clan Bickering Felled the Sacred Nabukalu Tree 1 5

At the back of the court ruling, there is a story of bickering among members of one of the five oldest clans in Buganda, the need for money and emotions attached to the cultural site whose existence has been long threatened.
15:49
15:49

Politicians Back Encroachers as Wetlands Continue to Disappear climate change 4 1

Available statistics show that wetland coverage in Uganda has dropped from 37,346.3 Sq. Km in 1994 (15.5 percent) to 21,526.3 Sq.Km which is an 8.9 percent decrease. There is also a projection indicating that if the destruction trends are not checked, Uganda will be left with only 1.6 percent of wetlands cover by 2040.
18:47
18:47

Kisenyi, Kawempe Have the Worst Air Quality in Kampala- Report 1

The report attributes the high AQI readings to several human, economic and social activities especially vehicular emissions during traffic congestion, dust from unpaved roads and grain mills.
09:06
09:06

Total Ban on Kaveera Cannot be Enforced Under Current Law-NEMA 1 1

As part of the effort to restore the environment in what has been dubbed as the restoration decade, the government decided to ban the manufacturing, importation, sell, use, distribution, or otherwise dealing in polythene bags locally known as Kaveera.
19:31
19:31

NEMA Proposes Heavy Fines, Jail Sentence for Air Pollution Offences 2 1

The draft regulations include emission limits for industrial sources, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other mobile sources, layout odor standards and requirements for indoor air, and address worker protection. They also establish a permit and compliance program for industrial sources and associated fees.
20:29
20:29

National Forest Cover Slightly Improves in 30 Years 1 4

The Executive Director who was talking to this reporter during an interview noted that the grim picture is turning to the bright side as they have recorded a percentage increase of 12.4 percent between 2016 and 2019. Okello says that the achievement means that they have been able to halt deforestation from exceeding afforestation.
15:56
15:56

NEMA Halts Issuance of Permits in Wetlands 1 3

The NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut notes that the decision is part of the temporary intervention to reduce the ever-rising cases of misuse and encroachment of wetlands and other sensitive areas in several parts of the country.
16:09
16:09

Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 2 6 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
15:28
15:28

Buwate Residents Up in Arms Over Illicit Gas Filling 2

They say apart from fear of explosion, the operation of the facility in the area emits smelly fumes during day and night.
14:18
14:18

Luzira Residents Using Floating Weeds for Manure, Mulch 3 5

The Director-General of the National Agricultural Research Organisation - NARO, Dr Ambrose Agona says that while they are trying to look at the possible advantages of the suds to agriculture, they are aware that if they are left to ferment, they can make good manure.
17:52
17:52

Gov’t Starts Clearing Floating Islands on Lake Victoria 4 2

So far, four drone-based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay and one in Jinja with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands' movements and guide machine deployment to right targets. The survey shows that there are about 100 hectares of floating weeds in Murchison bay, Port Bell with more than ten hectares in Jinja District.
12:14
12:14

NEMA Snubs CSOs Petition on Oil Pipeline Assessment Report environment 1 5

The National Agricultural Management Authority-NEMA has snubbed a petition by civil societies under Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas-CSCO which requested the environment body not to approve the east African oil pipeline environment and social impact assessment report.
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