Uganda today has registered a milestone in the environment sphere as being the first African nation to sign the nationally determined contribution towards addressing climate change impacts as a way to fulfill the 2015 Paris agreement.
The nationally determined contribution plans is part of the national strategies the country will implement to see that it combats negative effects of climate change among them being, floods, famine, landslides, and diseases among other disasters which have for years left scars in the country affecting over six million people.
Officiating at the signing ceremony and launch of the plans at Kampala Serena Hotel , the first deputy premier, General. Moses Ali recognizes the fact that climate change remains a pressing challenge to Uganda of the time as witnessed through regular effects by multiple disasters.
The chairperson parliamentary forum on climate change, Lawrence Biyika Songa wants the Nationally Determined Contribution plan and partnership benefits the economy, calling for a graft free environment for it to register success.
Development partners among them, UN bodies, World Bank, local NGOs, foreign missions promised their commitment to lead in the support of these laid down plans by government to see that the country fully realizes her goals in combating the climate change monster.
In the year 2010/11, drought alone cost Uganda USD.1.2Bn, equivalent to 7.5% of the country’s gross domestic product hence causing a huge set back to the national economy.