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15:06
15:06

UPDF Wants to Take Lead in Reclaiming Swamps, Wetlands Disaster Management 4 1

Brig. Gen. Stephen Oluka wants the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) to be given the mandate to reclaim swamps and wetlands in the country.
19:29
19:29

Swedish Embassy Donates UGX 31Bn for Reliable Energy 4

Ola Hallgren, the Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden said that the program is aimed at increasing critical needs to address Uganda’s energy needs and services in agriculture and the environment.
19:09
19:09

KCCA Commences Studies into Closure of Kiteezi Landfill 3 1

According to the 2020 Guidelines for the Management of Landfill in Uganda, the closure of a landfill must be preceded by the preparation of a plan clearly setting out requirements for closure, decommissioning and site rehabilitation. Such requirements include remedial work on drainage, leachate management and cover integrity.
07:22
07:22

Era Free of Fossil-Fuel Powered Vehicles Comes into Focus at COP26 1 Top story

Over 100 national governments, cities, states and major businesses signed the Glasgow Declaration on Zero-Emission Cars and Vans to end the sale of internal combustion engines by 2035 in leading markets worldwide. At least 13 nations also committed to ending the sale of fossil fuel-powered heavy-duty vehicles by 2040.
11:07
11:07

COP26: A Call to End the War on Mother Nature 1 Top story

“We can’t continue to push nature into a corner and expect it to deliver. We want it to sequester carbon, to provide the buffers for the high storms and mangroves and to be the lungs of the world. But when we mess with nature, nature will send us these invoices in the forms of greater intensity storms, more fires, more heatwaves and more droughts”, the Executive Director of UNEP, Inger Andersen said on Saturday
15:33
15:33

Step up Climate Change Adaptation Efforts or Face Huge Disruption- Report 1 Top story

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.
08:08
08:08

‘No blah blah’ as Private Sector Unveils Commitment for Climate Finance at COP 26 1 Top story

The commitment comes with a pathway by which the companies involved, included most of the major Western banks, must use science-based guidelines to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, and commit to interim goals towards a 50 per cent reduction by 2030, and even a 25 per cent reduction in the next five years.
15:49
15:49

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

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.
11:56
11:56

Six AFIEGO Staff Detained Over Alleged Illegal Operations 4

"AFIEGO is not an NGO. It is a company. But AFIEGO staff do not constitute the non-profit company, a legal entity of its own that can sue and be sued. To be arrested for operating without a permit was therefore irregular," Bariyo says. "So police is hiding these people from court because the charge against them cannot stand in court," he adds, "But if police thinks it has a good case, it should produce them in court and we defend them."
18:22
18:22

Gov’t Urged to Invest More in Early Warning Systems Makerere University 2 1

Speaking at a meeting to mark the International Disaster Risk Reduction day on Wednesday, Prof. Virginia Murray, a scientist based at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said they have published the new Hazard Information Profiles to guide countries on decisions relating to different disasters that they are at risk of.
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.
19:53
19:53

Tourism Ministry to Construct Hotels in Protected Areas 2 1

State Minister for Tourism Martin Mugarra Bahinduka says that the high costs of accommodation and transportation to tourism sites have remained some of the major barriers to domestic tourism in Uganda. More than 60 per cent of the tourists at attractions in Uganda are foreigners, yet the same sites remain unaffordable for the Ugandan population.
17:33
17:33

Uganda, UN Appeal to G7 on Climate Agenda Financing Promise

UN Resident Representative for Uganda, Elsie Attafuah, says that the financing in important to fund climate change mitigation and technology transfer, among others. British High Commissioner to Uganda warned that the climate incidents in Uganda are evidence that climate change is real and that it is time for the country and Africa as a whole to take this seriously.
18:40
18:40

Burundi Rejects EAC COVID-19 Testing System, Denies Cyclists Entry 2

“When you talk about EAC at this border, (Nemba Border point in Burundi) you will only be told EAC is in Arusha by Mr. Ngobonziza the border manager. We have faced many challenges but this has to be our biggest one yet,” said John Bosco Balongo, the expedition director
08:31
08:31

Parliament Directs Minister Katumba Wamala on Nakaseke Roads Poor roads 5 1

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has directed the Minister of Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala to take interest in the post state of roads in Nakaseke district.
11:57
11:57

China, India Will Fund Uganda's Oil if West Pulls Out-Africa Energy Boss 4

Calls by local and international NGOs on the Uganda and Tanzania governments not to carry on with the projects, and on lenders not to finance the industry, intensified in April following the signing of agreements in Kampala giving a green light to the investors to proceed. The #StopEACOP campaign, an international crusade against Uganda's oil and gas and specifically the EACOP project says the pipeline will emit 34 million tons of carbon per year, equivalent to total emissions by 7.4 million cars.
14:52
14:52

Global Warming Unequivocally Human Driven, at Unprecedented Rate- Report 1 Top story

Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe. Scientists are also observing changes across the whole of Earth’s climate system; in the atmosphere, in the oceans, ice floes, and on land.
14:17
14:17

Environmentalists Demand Increased Funding for Climate Change Mitigation 3 1

Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects.
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.
12:39
12:39

Kamwokya Fire: Vendors Reconstruct Stalls 3 1

When Uganda Radio Network reporter visited the area, it had been graded and traders were busy trying to locate the space where their stalls stood before the fire.
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