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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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In a move to save the environment, the government has named 27 Certificates of titles issued for land in wetlands that are due for cancellation. Experts have warned that Kampala could face flooding and a number of diseases.

Section 36 of the national Environment Act provides for the protection of wetlands and prohibits any person from encroaching, erecting or demolishing any structure that is fixed in, on, under or over any wetland. For details

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