In Uganda areas of Mountain Elgon especially Bugisu Sub-region and downstream communities in Butaleja and Karamoja are flooding leading to displacement of thousands of people. The road infrastructure has been most affected with bridges washed away leading to marooning of many communities that are in need of food and shelter. In Bugisu area, more than 300 houses have been submerged leaving many homeless.
Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development Presentation by Kimbowa Richard on Talanoa Dialogue story question: How do we get there? On May 6, 2018 at UN Campus, Bonn The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) as well as the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5) will take place from 30 April to 10 May 2018. Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018 to be held 30 April to 10 May 2018.
Uganda Coalition for Sustainable development new Policy Brief: Delivering Climate Finance to Implement Uganda’s National Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Governments are meeting for the next round of UN climate change negotiations from 30 April to 10 May to further develop the guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) organised a Regional Learning Event and Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management and Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management. It was organised and supported under the auspices of the USAID Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) funded Planning for Resilience in East African through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) Program.
Over the last three decades the frequency of droughts and floods in East Africa have increased (for example, the 2016 - 2017 drought experienced in Kenya), resulting in crop failures and loss of livestock (EAC, 2017). Impacts of climate change are being acutely felt by women who make up a large percentage of poor communities worldwide that rely on natural resources for their livelihoods.
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (the first major international weather agency to report on conditions in 2017) reported that 2017 temperatures averaged 14.7 degrees Celsius at the Earth’s surface, which is 1.2degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. This qualified 2017 to be the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a scorching 2016
The 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly: A Growing Marketplace for the Private Sector (Adopted from the Global Forest Coalition blog by Isis Alvarez)
East African CSOs working under a Project to ‘Promote Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with those from South Asia, and the INFORSE Network, jointly organised a side event on
November 9, 2017 as part of the recently concluded UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP23) held in Bonn (Germany).
The Nile riparian states organized a regional forum which brought together key stakeholders and friends of the Nile attended this year's 5th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) that took place October 23 - 25, 2017, at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center, Kigali.