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Environmentalists demand increased funding for climate change mitigation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmentalists are demanding an increase in domestic funding towards climate change mitigation measures. Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects. At the moment, …

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GMO regulations in the offing – NEMA

NEMA is spearheading the development of GMO regulations to operationalize section 63 of the NEMA Act, 2019 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA says its drafting regulations for genetically modified organisms-GMOs with the aim of operationalizing sections of the NEMA Act, 2019. The NEMA Executive Director, Dr. …

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Environmentalists appeal against Bugoma forest giveaway decision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmentalists have filed a notice of appeal to contest a judgement dismissing an application challenging the giveaway of Bugoma central forest reserve for sugarcane growing. Last year, the Water and Environment Media Network, National Association of Professional Environmentalists-NAPE, and Africa Institute for Energy Governance sued the …

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NEMA, Hoima Sugar sued yet again over Bugoma forest giveaway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Law Society and two Civil Society Organisations have filed another petition challenging the planned giveaway of part of Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district. Bugoma, a tropical forest gazzeted in 1932, comprises 410 square kilometres of a protected area, and a stretch of forest …

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NEMA proposes heavy fines, jail sentence for air pollution offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Environment Authority (NEMA) is proposing heavy fines and jail terms to persons who are found guilty of polluting air and committing other related offences.    The proposal is part of Uganda’s first air quality standards and regulations that are currently being developed …

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