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Court adjourns case against NEMA, petroleum authority of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The High Court has adjourned the hearing of the civil suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to November 20th.  The matter was adjourned over the absence of Isaac Ntujju, NEMA’s Principal Environment Inspector who is principal witness in …

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Uganda hosts first CRAFT climate seminar for Financial Institutions and Service Providers

  CRAFT TARGETS • Increasing productivity and income for 300,000 smallholder farmers; • Improving business performance for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives (of which at least 25% are managed by women and/or youth); • Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With …

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Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate strike

New York, United States | AFP | Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was “only the beginning” in the fight against environmental disaster. Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in …

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Uganda abandons hydro project near Murchison Falls

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda has scrapped plans to construct a hydro power station near Murchison Falls, an official said Wednesday, a project tourism operators had warned would irreversibly scar one of East Africa’s natural wonders. Cabinet agreed the proposed 360-megawatt project on the Victoria Nile in Murchison …

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Wildlife summit to discuss how to save Africa’s rhinos, elephants

Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter ‘unprecedented’ species declines Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Conservationists warned of “unprecedented” species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants. Thousands of conservationists and policymakers from more …

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Renewable energy alternatives can tame deforestation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandan farmers are demanding that the government addresses deforestation through a deliberate investment in alternative sources of energy.    They say that the approach should be integrated with the operationalization of the tree fund stipulated under the Environment and the National Tree Planting Act and implemented …

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