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  • 9th Africa Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption Production

    Published by arscp.org

    Uganda will host the first Switch Africa Green regional networking forum and the 9th African Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production from 28th -29th May and 30th May -1st June 2016 respectively at Hotel Africana, under the theme Sustainable Consumption and Production as driver for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.

    Please follow this link for more details http://www.arscp.org

  • How Sand Mining Is Destroying Lake Victoria Catchment

    Published by monitor.co.ug

    Sand mining along the Kampala – Masaka highway is causing silting Lake Victoria thus depriving fish and other aquatic lives of breeding grounds. According to NEMA, sand mining is also destroying the topography of the area.

    Please follow this link for more details http://www.monitor.co.ug/artsculture/Reviews/How-sand-mining-is-destroying-Lake-Victoria-catchemnet/-/691232/3207520/-/la6jm1/-/index.html

  • Daytime cooking ban in india as heatwave claims 300 lives

    Published by Atacama

    With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives in India (April 2016), officials have banned daytime cooking (between 9am and 6pm) in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 people.

    Please follow this link for more details http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/30/daytime-cooking-ban-in-india-as-heatwave-claims-300-lives

  • Leopards losing their historical habitat

    Published by Atacama

    Following a recent research on the leopard, it was found that the wild cat has lost 75% of its historical habitat. This decline has been linked to economic development in some parts of the world such as South-East Asia and China.

    Please follow this link for more details http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/04/leopards-have-lost-75-percent-of-historical-habitat

  • Economies to be affected by global water shortages

    Published by Atacama

    A World Bank report states that the economies of the Middle-East, Central Asia and Africa are to face a severe hit on their GDPs by the middle of the century due to water shortages

    Please follow this link for more details http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/03/climate-change-water-shortage-middle-east-asia-africa-world-bank

  • Kayonza Growers Tea Factory practices eco-agriculture to simultaneously achieve environmental conservation, boost tea growing and provide favourable environment for wildlife/ promotes tourism

    Published by Atacama

    Kayonza Growers Tea Factory (KGTF), a Kanungu-based local community enterprise fully owned by its 7,205 smallholder tea farmers that operates close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has found a creative way of simultaneously conserving the forest cover while executing its tea-growing activities, in what has come to be known as eco-agriculture.

    Please follow this link for more details http://allafrica.com/stories/201605040603.html

  • Two Fifths Of Oil Sector Would Support Global Climate Deal

    Published by Atacama

    More than 40% of major international oil companies surveyed by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) support a new global climate deal, to be negotiated at COP21 in December, limiting global warming to 2°C.

    The CDP annual survey of more than 2,000 listed global companies generated 28 responses from the oil sector. These were the largest oil firms by market capitalisation, accounting for more than a quarter (26%) of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • Scientists Move A Step Closer To Understanding Species Distribution In The Face Of Climate Change

    Published by Atacama

    A team of international researchers led by the University of Sheffield has moved one step closer to discovering how physiological attributes allow some plants to thrive in a variety of conditions – something that could be the key to future food sustainability.

  • Polythene Bag Ban

    Published by Atacama

    After the High Court of Uganda ruling in 2002, that “the rampant and uncontrolled use of polythene bags” poses a danger to the environment and “violates the rights of citizens of Uganda to a clean and healthy environment.” The government of Uganda banned the importation, use and distribution of polythene bags of less than 30 microns during its budget speech in 2007 (ENS 2012).

  • Gorilla Conservation Awareness Song Launched

    From left, musicians Wesa Kawesa, Drake and Myko Ouma learn about issues in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Photo: Wesa Kawesa)
    Published by Hellena Nambogwe

    A song that will be used in raising gorilla conservation awareness was launched on 23rd of January 2015 at Hotel African. This Bwindi song will also be used in raising funds to support conservation efforts which improve upon the livelihoods of local communities neighboring protected areas.

    Please follow this link for more details http://www.iied.org/composing-songs-for-conservation-our-journey-bwindi-impenetrable

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