Environmental Preservation & Conservation
Climate change: Uganda is experiencing significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, drop in water levels, and increased frequency of extreme weather events like floods, as well as drought, whose social economic impacts make communities very vulnerable. About 20% of global CO2 emissions are caused by deforestation. In LDCs, 62% of total emissions originate in land-use change and primarily deforestation. For Uganda’s case, some of the causes of deforestation include conversion for agriculture, settlement and urbanization.
Uganda has mostly a tropical climate characterized by stable rainfall patterns. However, the effects of climate change have turned the seasons around with the country experiencing shorter or longer rains and harsher droughts – especially in the eastern and north-eastern Uganda. This is coupled with Burning fossil fuels, cutting down forests and farming livestock are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature.
- Establish tree nursery beds
- Provide tree seedlings to farmers
- Train subsistence farmers in commercial tree growing
- Train farmers in water and soil conservation management