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Environmental Alert in partnership with WWF-UCO with financial support from NORAD are implementing the second phase of the Clean Energy Project with a goal of “Communities living in the Albertine Graben have adopted sustainable and renewable energy alternatives to reduce dependency on biomass for their energy needs”.

One of the key project outcomes is ‘Civil society in partnership with other agents of change is transforming government and private sector decisions and practices towards sustainable and renewable energy development to the benefit of women, men and youth.’ In order to achieve this, since project inception, EA has taken a lead role in coordinating CSOs &Networks in Renewable energy sub sector to actively engage in some of the government processes such as policy review process of the Renewable energy policy; where a CSOs and Networks position with recommendations has been develop and submitted to the Ministry for consideration

Against that background, EA commissioned a consultant to compile reports from CSOs and Networks in Renewable energy sub sector into a consolidated report for the FY 2017/18. The report allows for a critical evaluation of the civil society’s contribution to the sector. Results of these assessments would form a basis for engagement and provide an entry point for collaboration between MEMD and Renewable Energy Civil Society Organizations (RE-CSOs).

In this context therefore, Environmental Alert is organizing a validation meeting for members to review and input into the draft consolidated RE-CSO & Networks annual performance report FY 2017/18. The meeting will be held on 19th/10/2018 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, at 8:30am-4:00pm. Attendance is by invite.

Uganda’s Most valuable tree known as Afzelia Africana or globally referred to as African mahogany are the brink of extinction following smuggling of logs perpetuated by highly placed officials.Weaknesses in the prosecution and court sentences that are not deterrent have been cited as responsible for smuggling. For details download article

 

Poor financing options locking Ugandans out of the Energy sector. There is need to recapitalize Uganda development bank from which entities can get patient financing loans at low interest, in order to venture into expensive government projects. Details

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 8 Oct – Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.

The report’s full name is Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

 “One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes,” said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I.

 

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  1. UNDP Wetland Restoration project: Conduct no-regret livelihood alternative survey in the three districts of Bushenyi, Mitooma and Sheema to inform appropriate pilot interventions support, will be conducted on 10th-14th /09/ 2018.
  2. UNDP Wetland Restoration project: Hold a validation workshop in Sheema district on 14th/09/2018.
  3. Thematic Working Group Meetings on 11th-13th/09/2018.