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Uganda's Cabinet approves National Climate Change Bill, 2018

On Monday, March 25th, 2019 Uganda's Cabinet approved the National Climate Change Bill, 2018. The objectives of the bill include:

  • To provide a legal framework for enforcing climate change adaptation actions through which Uganda will be able to make adjustments in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected impacts of climate change in a manner that will reduce harm or exploit potential opportunities;
  • To enable Uganda to pursue its voluntary mitigation targets of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Uganda launches climate change communication strategy

    On September 18, the Government of Uganda launched its new strategy to spread information on climate change adaptation across the country.

    The four-year Uganda National Climate Change Communications Strategy and Standard National Climate Change Indicators, developed with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will also help integrate climate change adaptation into government planning and budgeting frameworks.

    Uganda unveils its climate indicators and communication strategy

    On September 18, the Government of Uganda launched its new strategy to spread information on climate change adaptation across the country.

    The four-year Uganda National Climate Change Communications Strategy and Standard National Climate Change Indicators, developed with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will also help integrate climate change adaptation into government planning and budgeting frameworks.

    Study Finds Over 80% Of Ecosystems Distressed by Climate Change

    Climate change dramatically disrupting nature from genes to ecosystems – study

    Gland, Switzerland, 10 October 2016 (IUCN) – Global changes in temperature have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly worrying consequences for humans – according to a new study co-authored by the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Climate Change Specialist Group (SSC CCSG), published today in the journal Science.

    The Global Climate 2011-2016 Warmest 5 Years on Record-Extreme Events Linked to Global warming

    The global climate 2011-2015: hot and wild
    Extreme weather increasingly linked to global warming

    The World Meteorological Organization has published a detailed analysis of the global climate 2011-2015 – the hottest five-year period on record - and the increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts.

    The record temperatures were accompanied by rising sea levels and declines in Arctic sea-ice extent, continental glaciers and northern hemisphere snow cover.

    October Climate Forecast Update for Uganda

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    Kampala October 1st 2016
    The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) in collaboration with the Regional Network of Farmers in Africa and South Asia (RENOFASA), Farmers Media Link Centre and other stakeholders has released the general climate update for October 2016.

    Paris Agreement on Climate Change To Become Law

    United Nations, New York Wednesday September 19
    The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to become law this year after a ceremony at the UN in New York today saw 60 countries worth 47.5% of global emissions complete their formal ascension to it and 13 others commit to doing so this year.

    USA and France Set New World Records on Lightning Flashes,WMO rules.

    A World Meteorological Organization committee of experts has established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Oklahoma (United States of America) and southern France.

    The lightning flash over Oklahoma in 2007 covered a horizontal distance of 321 kilometers (199.5 miles). The lightning event over southern France in 2012 lasted continuously for 7.74 seconds, the WMO evaluation committee found.

    Climate Information User Group

    Open Invitation
    NECJOGHA is recruiting members of the Climate Information Users Group. Please send your details to join the mailing list. The members should be reporters, journalists and communicators disseminating climate information or users of climate information.
    Contact email patrick_luganda@yahoo.com

    Super Computers Vast Information For Development

    By Patrick Luganda
    Super Computers enable scientists observing and studying the atmosphere to make important discoveries and interpretations on vast amounts of data that is collected regarding the performance of various elements in the atmosphere.

    Through collection of this data, the past, present and likely performance of the weather and climate in future can be predicted.

    Ozone Hole Has Shrunk by 4 Million Square Kilometers Since 2000

    US National Centre for Atmospheric Research( NCAR) scientists Doug Kinnison and Michael Mills are co-authors on a new study published in the journal Science. This is an excerpt from a news release by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) member institution, about the study.

    June 30, 2016 | Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have identified the “first fingerprints of healing” of the Antarctic ozone layer, published today in the journal Science.

    African Heroes and the Superpowers of Agriculture-OPINION

    By Strive Masiyiwa,
    For most people, the notion of a hero conjures up images of brave individuals risking their lives for others, or “superheroes” from comic books or films, armed with supernatural powers. But what Africa needs, each and every day, are heroes of a different sort – “action heroes” with ideas and vision, ready to respond to challenges that could determine the fate of a continent with a land mass larger than the United States, Western Europe, China and India combined. This is a lot of land, with a lot of potential.

    High Food Commodity Prices Decade Ending, Vigilance Needed to Ensure Stability Say Food Experts

    4 July 2016 Rome: Food demand to rise strongly in coming decade; production gains alone will not suffice to eradicate hunger - action needed

    The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook. But the two organisations warn of the need to be vigilant as the probability of a major price swing remains high.

    Applications for Scholarships Msc. Meteorology Makerere University Uganda

    Makerere University
    Dear All,

    The WIMEA-ICT project hereby invites applicants for Masters in areas of Computing, Electrical Engineering and Meteorology.

    Please find attached, a flier with more details about the same or visit
    http://cis.mak.ac.ug/wimea/index.php/scholarships for more information.

    Females are particularly encouraged to apply and the deadline for submission is 30th June 2016.

    Kindly share this information widely in order to reach out to as many candidates as possible.

    Kind regards

    Dora Bampangana

    Rome Meeting Addressing El Niño’s impact on Central America’s Dry Corridor

    Date: Thursday 30 June 2016, 9:00-12:30
    Event: High-level meeting at FAO in Rome

    The El Niño climate event is having a devastating impact on agriculture in Central America’s Dry Corridor where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure. In the most affected countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras some 2.8 million people are dependent on food aid.