Climate change related factors rank highly as major threats confronting the East African Community (EAC) region, though its CO2 emission estimates is only 4.7 million tons per year by 2030 (EAC Vision 2050). These factors include warmer weather, environmental degradation, food insecurity in the wider region, and diseases outbreaks
This third Policy Brief from SusWatch Kenya, TaTEDO and UCSD represents CSO viewpoints on the East African Community (EAC) Roadmap to implement the Paris Agreement, and the review process for the EAC Climate Framework. It provides policy recommendations on aspects of the EAC roadmap and the EAC Climate Change policy framework (under review), including the proposed EAC Climate Change Bill.
In Uganda areas of Mountain Elgon especially Bugisu Sub-region and downstream communities in Butaleja and Karamoja are flooding leading to displacement of thousands of people. The road infrastructure has been most affected with bridges washed away leading to marooning of many communities that are in need of food and shelter. In Bugisu area, more than 300 houses have been submerged leaving many homeless.
Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development Presentation by Kimbowa Richard on Talanoa Dialogue story question: How do we get there? On May 6, 2018 at UN Campus, Bonn The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) as well as the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5) will take place from 30 April to 10 May 2018. Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018 to be held 30 April to 10 May 2018.
Uganda Coalition for Sustainable development new Policy Brief: Delivering Climate Finance to Implement Uganda’s National Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Governments are meeting for the next round of UN climate change negotiations from 30 April to 10 May to further develop the guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) organised a Regional Learning Event and Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management and Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management. It was organised and supported under the auspices of the USAID Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) funded Planning for Resilience in East African through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) Program.
Over the last three decades the frequency of droughts and floods in East Africa have increased (for example, the 2016 - 2017 drought experienced in Kenya), resulting in crop failures and loss of livestock (EAC, 2017). Impacts of climate change are being acutely felt by women who make up a large percentage of poor communities worldwide that rely on natural resources for their livelihoods.
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (the first major international weather agency to report on conditions in 2017) reported that 2017 temperatures averaged 14.7 degrees Celsius at the Earth’s surface, which is 1.2degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. This qualified 2017 to be the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a scorching 2016