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Recently, Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment, submitted its Updated Nationally Determined Contributions with an ambitious economy-wide mitigation target of 24.7% reduction below the Business As Usual (BAU) in 2030, from the 22% reduction target communicated in the first NDC in 2016. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) is a climate action plan to cut emissions and adapt to climate impacts. Each Party to the Paris Agreement is required to establish an NDC and update it every five years.

On August 30 2022, Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development UCSD; Joint Energy and Environment Projects and the Green Ambassador’s Club (as members of INFORSE East Africa); and Training, Education and Empowerment for Neighbourhood Sustainability issued a Call to Action for Walking and Cycling as Sustainable Mobility Options for the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area.

Energy services are essential for sustainable development. The way in which these services including lighting, cooking, heating and cooling, water pumping, refrigeration, transportation and communication are produced, distributed and used affects the social, economic and environmental dimensions of any development achieved. According to the World Resources Institute (2020), energy-related activities accounted for around 73 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 due to emissions from burning fossil fuels in the electricity sector, heating and cooling; transport and manufacturing.

 UCSD, JEEP and INFORSE East Africa Media brief on the occasion of the International Biodiversity Day 2020 (May 22): https://www.scribd.com/document/462255604/UCSD-JEEP-INFORSE-East-Africa-Biodiversity-Day-2020-Media-Brief

Joint media statement on the occasion of the World environment Day 2021 by Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP), Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and INFORSE East Africa: https://www.scribd.com/document/509685921/JEEP-UCSD-and-INFORSE-East-Africa-Media-Statement-on-World-Environment-Day-2021-Time-for-Local-Solutions-to-Re-establish-Degraded-Ecosystems-in-Ugand

Uganda CSO Statement the 2019 UN High Level Political Forum anchored on the theme: "Empowering people and ensuring inclusive and equality " will focus on SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13 and 16: https://www.scribd.com/document/423009146/Uganda-CSO-Statement-to-2019-HLPF-July-2019

Three representatives - Mary Swai – Tanzania, Nobert Nyandire – Kenya and Kimbowa Richard – Uganda visited the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFRE) situated in Thy peninsular overlooking the green picturesque landscape in the North West Jutland of Denmark.” NFRE is proud for ‘working for a world running on 100% renewables since 1983’.

The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki held a virtual discussion on his 100 days in office (he assumed on 27th April, 202)1, and his priorities for the region for the next 5 years. He touched on a number of socio-economic and political issues affecting the region.

INFORSE Partners highlight Local Climate and Energy Solutions from East Africa and South Asia at the UN HLPF 2021 THE EAST AFRICAN SUSWATCH E-BULLETIN JULY 2021

Health centers need Low cost reliable renewable energy access to power equipment. Photo: JEEP The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the
core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs.

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