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Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. Even outside of these hotspots, three-quarters of the 1.7bn population – particularly those farming in the Ganges and Indus valleys – will be exposed to a […]

Communities for the future

Communities for the future

Everyone grows up dreaming of a better life than they have; a better situation; a better future. For children born and raised in East African slums this too is a dream they have. Residents of Kibera slum, Nairobi, hope for and hold on to these dreams; for them, their dream is just across the road […]

Oulanyah tells young leaders to focus on solving global challenges

Oulanyah tells young leaders to focus on solving global challenges

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has told young leaders at the United Nations headquarters in New York that the world youth are the hope of the future and that the world looks at them anxiously to find solutions to global challenges. Addressing the International Young Leaders Assembly held in Washington DC, Oulanyah said that […]

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

Rose Omalango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda has urged the private sector in the country to invest more in climate smart agriculture inputs that can help farmers practice Eco-based farming. Omalango made the call today Monday 25 July, while speaking to journalists in Kampala. She said such a move will save the environment […]

Parliament urged to finalise on climate change bill

Parliament urged to finalise on climate change bill

Members of Parliament on the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change have said contributions by major environmental polluting countries like US and China in mitigating climate change effects in developing countries is too little to avert disasters like floods, mudslides, drought and poor harvests among others. MPs including Ora county MP Lawrence Songa Biyika, Moroto MP Samuel […]

National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

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 […]

Kamuntu asks developing nations to implement global agreement on climate change

Kamuntu asks developing nations to implement global agreement on climate change

Uganda’s minister for water and environment professor Ephraim Kamuntu calls on developing nations on behalf of African countries to implement the global agreement on climate change that was signed by about 200 nations in the world to reduce the green gas emissions to the atmosphere. While opening an international conference on sustainable consumption and production, professor Kamuntu said that the […]

Ignorance hampering farmers’ adaptation of climate change technologies – Experts

Ignorance hampering farmers’ adaptation of climate change technologies – Experts

Experts are concerned that farmers are slow in adapting to new technologies aimed at countering and reducing effects of climate change, which could in turn impact on their farm produce. Speaking during a stakeholders meeting on farmers’ readiness for adaptation to climate  in agriculture, the executive director, DENIVA-Uganda, Justus Rugambwa noted that government is supplying farmers […]

Ugandan statement on signing of the Paris agreement on Climate Change

Ugandan statement on signing of the Paris agreement on Climate Change

  NEW YORK, 22 APRIL 2016. H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, Their Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to convey warm fraternal greetings and best wishes from H.E. Yoweri Kaguta […]

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