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Oil and gas companies must adhere to environmental standards: PAU

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Petroleum Authority Uganda-PAU says investors in oil and gas must adhere to environmental, social, and governance concerns or face hefty fines and penalties. The authority’s director of environment, health, safety, and security, Dr. Joseph Kobusheshe says that whoever is looking at opportunities in the …

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Catholic Bishops to discuss EACOP during June plenary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic bishops under the Uganda Episcopal Conference are set to discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP in their plenary scheduled for this month, Uganda Radio Network has learned. EACOP has been at the center of discussions across the world with different environmental activists lobbying different …

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Judiciary faults government for abetting environmental destruction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of judicial officers have branded government the major culprit in threatening the environment which has resulted in failure to mitigate the effects of climate change. The effects include a drop in water levels, floods, and changing weather patterns like the drastic change in …

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SEATINI Uganda preaches climate change to university students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | We can protect ourselves and communities around us by not destroying the environment. It starts with you before looking at your neighbour. Those were some of the words that Brenda Akankunda, the program officer in charge of investment for sustainable development at SEATINI Uganda told Kampala …

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Nnabagereka urges women to lead fight in preserving environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda has appealed to women to lead the fight to preserve the environment. The Nnabagereka was on Friday speaking to hundreds of women from 16 of Buganda’s 18 counties in Bulange Mengo as the Kingdom commemorated the Buganda Women’s …

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Kikuube district halts sand mining without certificates

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kikuube District Local Government has stopped all illegal sand mining activities in Kisenyi village, Kinogozi parish. The district leadership promised it will ensure that all sand miners in the area stop the mining operations and apply for environmental clearance certificates, from the district natural …

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‘Mama Mabira’ eyes top UN environment job

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  After earning the nickname “Mama Mabira“ because of her daring protest against the giveaway of part of Mabira Forest to Sugar Corporation Uganda Limited – SCOUL, in 2007, Beatrice Atim Anwyar is eyeing the United Nations Environment Assembly – UNEA presidency. The 6th session of …

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