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National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

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The National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Ministry of water and Environment calls on members of parliament to advocate for the climate change fund. This comes as environmentalists and youth were discussing promotion of tree planting with members of parliament at parliament. The head of climate change in the ministry of water and Environment Chebet Maikut says that creating the climate change fund will add more resources to climate financing from government and development partners. Chebet also said that parliament should consider reducing the cost of electricity and biogas to reduce pressure on the forests for charcoal burning.

The Director corporate Affairs at the National Forestry Authority Paul Buyerah Musamali asked members of parliament and other people with some income to stop using charcoal to deny charcoal dealers market and think about the alternative methods of cooking.

The member of parliament for Gulu municipality says that other areas should develop a culture of Baganda  where by  some species  of trees and animals are taken as totems and guarded jealously which is one way of protecting the environment from degradation. The woman member of parliament for Masaka district Babirye Kabanda says that  its time for the country to blacklist the persons who are highly involved in the degradation of environment through cutting trees for charcoal  burning as an action to stop unnecessary cut of trees.

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