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09 Dec 2014
UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era
Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima today.
27 Oct 2014
Payments for environmental services (also known as payments for ecosystem services), are payments to farmers or landowners who have agreed to take certain actions to manage their land or watersheds, for example, replanting trees, keeping living trees standing or by using different agricultural techniques. These payments are usually made by the beneficiaries of the environmental services, such as, water bottling companies, or hydro power companies, and in other cases, national or local governments who pay on behalf of their citizens.
01 Oct 2014
New ‘green’ charcoal project rolls out efficient low-carbon kilns to curb emissions and deforestation
The project, “Addressing barriers to adoption of improved charcoal production technologies and sustainable land management practices through an integrated approach” aims to secure multiple environmental benefits by addressing unsustainable utilization of wood-fuel (including charcoal) and poor land management practices through technology transfer, enhancement of the national policy framework and the promotion of sustainable land and forest management practices.
19 Sep 2014
Uganda is preparing to implement REDD+, and is currently in the readiness phase, a crucial stage that involves developing the necessary policy and institutional framework for REDD+ to be implemented.
10 Sep 2014
United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative remarks at the Sustainable Energy Forum
“Energy Week”, is an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of energy in our daily lives and the progress of our communities and nations. It is also a moment for reflection and renewed action.
03 Sep 2014
KAMPALA - Uganda has begun planning for the sixth cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF 6) programmes.
15 Aug 2014
JINJA/ENTEBBE – Uganda will by the end of this year have established the framework for a National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System after the process to build it was started in workshops organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project.
31 Jul 2014
Withstanding crises and redressing income and gender inequalities key to Uganda’s continued progress, says 2014 Human Development Report
Kampala, 31 July 2014 — Uganda, like the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, needs to intensify efforts to prevent crises and address income and gender inequalities to avoid setting back recent development advances.
31 Jul 2014
MBALE - The process to develop indicators for a new monitoring and evaluation system for the Mount Elgon Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) project has been kick-started by a three-day training workshop for thirty-five officials from both the central and local government.
10 Jul 2014
Government of Uganda has today launched an electronics waste management and awareness strategy to promote safe and proper disposal of all outdated and defunct electronic equipment in the country.
04 Jul 2014
KAPCHORWA - The National Steering Committee of the Ecosystem Based Adaptation Project for Mountain Elgon Ecosystem in Uganda has held its second meeting this year to follow up on the progress of the project and discuss a way forward on promoting sustainable use of natural resources by the communities in the Mountain Elgon region.
20 Jun 2014
ENTEBBE - The process to start building a national MRV (Measuring, Reporting, and Verification) system for Uganda has started this week after three days of training for over thirty five government officers from different agencies who will be managing it.
18 Jun 2014
KAMPALA – A workshop designed to train government officials responsible for coordinating climate change activities in Uganda on new methods of reporting and monitoring Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, opens today at the Golf Course View Hotel in Entebbe.
18 Jun 2014
Namutumba - A project that will enable smallholder farmers use improved techniques to increase their yields, and incomes while also reducing the impact of future climate change on agriculture has been launched by government of Uganda.
18 Jun 2014
UNDP Country Director 's remarks at launch of “Enhancing Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture practices in Uganda” in Bulange, Namutumba District.
It is my pleasure to join you today as government launches the UNDP-COMESA supported project on “Enhancing adoption of climate smart agriculture practices in the farming systems of Uganda”.
05 Jun 2014
UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative's remarks at the National World Environment Day celebrations in Kaliro district
The UN System is proud to be a partner with government, local government, civil society and the public in developing a number of policies, legal and institutional frameworks that have been put in place to curb environmental degradation. These include, the National Biomass energy strategy, a rangelands and pastoralism policy, National biodiversity strategy and action plan, climate smart agriculture, a low emission development strategy for the country and review of the National Environment Management Policy.
24 Mar 2014
The Government of Uganda in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF), last week launched the Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems project for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Uganda. This took place in Mbale, Uganda.
22 May 2013
UNDP Country Director’s remarks at the NAMA validation and prioritisation workshop for the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project
On behalf of UNDP and development partners to the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project, I would like to thank Government and in particular the Ministry of Water and Environment for organising this important workshop and giving us an opportunity to make opening remarks.
24 Apr 2013
Statement of the UNDP Country Director during the National Environment Management Policy Evaluation workshop
This policy evaluation is a crucial step in providing basis for the review of the National Environment Policy. As you may be aware about 20 years ago, UNDP supported the government of Uganda to develop the current environment policy and we are pleased to be associated with its review process and in particular this evaluation workshop.
19 Mar 2013
Key note speech by the UNDP Uganda Country Director at the launch of the Renewable Energy Technologies and Earth Hour Campaign in Wakiso district
On behalf of UNDP, let me take this opportunity to thank you all for finding time to come and participate in this Renewable Energy Technology Transfer (RET) exhibition and Earth Hour Launch.