EA Suswatch Network has identified environmental degradation as the top most hindrance to environmental sustainability In East Africa. At a Pyramid 2030 Campaign workshop held in Kampala on 16th December, 17 representatives from Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (Suswatch Kenya) and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD) noted that deforestation, and poor sustainable land management pose threat to sustainable development.

This study set out to explore the equity ramifications of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme, using the Trees for Global Benefit (TFGB) project in former Bushenyi district as a case study. The TFGB project contracts farmers to plant a variety of indigenous tree species in order to sell verified emissions reductions on the voluntary carbon market. Farmers are paid in instalments to cover  their tree establishment costs, with payments ceasing when trees reach ten years and are considered sufficiently profitable to be maintained regardless of incentive payments.

This Toolkit to assess proposed Benefit Sharing and Revenue Distribution Schemes of Community REDD+ Projects has been developed as part of REDD-net’s aim of strengthening the ability of community-based institutions to address REDD+ issues,

The talk about a World Toilet Day may sound amusing and a case of laughter by many who have the comfort and luxury of their own clean toilet, complete with flash water, dry clean surface, mirrors and perhaps air refreshing fumes! This would all be worthwhile if people’s attention was drawn to the fact that 2.5 billion people lacked proper sanitation and 1.1 billion were forced to defecate in the open.

This series of short articles outlines the linkages between REDD+ and key other sectors in East Africa. Agriculture, food security and REDD+ in East Africa , REDD+ and energy for rural development in East Africa ,

Applauds and frustrations as EA SusWatch Network launches Lake Victoria Climate Change Readiness Brief No. 2

More eco-friendly projects under LVEMP II to benefit Communities in Kenya

The subcomponent on promotion of cleaner production technologies under the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMPII) on point source pollution control and prevention is on track according to Mr. Silver Ssebaggala of the Uganda Cleaner Production Centre.

Lake Victoria Climate Change Readiness Brief No.2 (July 2013) by the EA SusWatch Network

Long term organisational sustainability is vital for the success of UCSD and its members. An important part of organisational sustainability to reduce the dependency of one source of funding hence, become less vulnerable and self-determining.


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