All articles for the topic: Uganda

Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

With regard to climate change adaptation, SMEs in emerging economies face significant financing challenges. Here, adelphi presents 6 innovative bottom-up approaches from India, Thailand and Uganda.

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Foundation for AIDS Orphaned Children (FAOC) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating in Isingiro District, southwestern Uganda. It was founded and registered in 1994.

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Integrating Climate Adaptation in Water Catchment Planning in Uganda

This briefing note provides an overview of the results of a climate risk assessment of water resources in the Ruhezamyenda catchment in Uganda.

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Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

This project is supporting the Government of Uganda in the management of critical wetlands that are being affected by a changing climate.

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Revenue-Generating Opportunities Through Tailored Weather Information Products

This continental-scale market assessment investigated how thriving commercial weather markets could be catalysed in the 11 African countries supported by the CIRDA programme.

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Climate variability and impact in ASSAR’s East African region

This new paper from ASSAR's east Africa team looks at impact climate-related risks, impacts and vulnerability across the semi-arid regions of East Africa.

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Gender and adaptation planning in the agricultural sectors: the case of Uganda

This case study chronicles and offers lessons learned from Uganda’s experiences developing a gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan for the Agricultural Sector (NAP-Ag).

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Selecting ecosystem service models for decision-making

This guide by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme helps readers to assess how ecosystem service models could support policy-making in their countries.

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Climate Risks to Conservation in Uganda

Analyses of select landscapes describe the status and risks for biodiversity and livelihoods in targeted areas based on climate change projections. 

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Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of EbA Measures

This sourcebook assists in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts EbA valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making.

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Budgeting for NDC action – Initial lessons from climate-vulnerable countries

This paper examines the evidence of resourcing NDC policies and actions in four sub-Saharan African countries that are known to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Integrating international climate change commitments into national development planning

This report examines how to support the successful integration of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into national development planning.

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Impacts of climate change on food security and livelihoods in Karamoja

This study provides information on the existing threats to food security and livelihoods among households in Karamoja, and how climate change will exacerbate the situation

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Disasters and national economic resilience

This paper aims to provide an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting broad changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period.

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HyCRISTAL; Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions

HyCRISTAL's goal is to understand the challenges and context of climate change impact at local level and to inform local-based solutions. The research focuses on East Africa. 

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Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

This Future Climate For Africa report presents an overview of climate trends across regions of Africa and a series of climate factsheets that are tailored for specific sub-regions and countries.

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Conservation Agriculture in Karamoja, Uganda

The Conservation Agriculture project aims to increase household food security and income security through innovative agriculture and the use of VSLAs/VICOBA among the Dodoth people in Uganda.

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Dodoth Agro-pastoralist Development Organization

The Dodoth Agro-Pastoralist Development Organization (DADO) is a local, non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making organization founded in July 1996 by the agro-pastoralist communities in
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Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses.

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Secure safe water in Uganda’s changing climate

This CDKN film explores how precious freshwater resources could be better managed, to help increase Ugandan communities’ resilience to variations in the climate.

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Inaction on climate change will cost Uganda 20 times more than adaptation

A new report finds that adaptation to climate change today is well worth the investment. The costs of inaction on climate change by 2025 are 20 times the costs of adaptation.

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Comparative Assessment of Decentralization in Africa

This study is a comparative report drawing upon desk studies of 10 African countries above, plus follow-up field studies in Botswana, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania

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Solar Lights Change Lives

Sarah Baird

Let There Be Light International donates solar lights to off-grid communities in Africa, combating extreme poverty and global climate change.

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From Tracking to Action

From Tracking to Action

This report looks at emerging evidence of civil society engagement and identifies steps that providers of finance, governments, and CSOs can undertake to close the adaptation accountability gap.

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Mitigation: Uganda has focused its unconditional mitigation commitments on energy supply, increasing forest cover, and enhanced wetlands management. With international support Uganda could also pursue mitigation within energy demand, transport, and agriculture. Uganda estimates that its conditional commitments could result in reductions of about 22% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, when compared to the business as usual scenario.

Adaptation: Adaptation is priority for Uganda, and key sectors of focus include agriculture, forestry, water, infrastructure (including human settlements), energy, health, and risk management. Specific activities include agricultural diversification, forest restoration, preserving wetlands in urban centers, resilient building, energy efficiency improvements, and improving early warning systems for natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)

Summary

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, with significant water bodies, wetlands, and forests. Uganda is a least developed country facing socioeconomic challenges, these challenges are exacerbated by climate change as Uganda's economy is highly natural resource dependent. Climate change in Uganda has resulted in changing weather patterns, increased frequency of extreme events, and a drop in water levels, particularly impacting agriculture, health, and human settlements. This climate change vulnerability has prompted Uganda to engage very actively with climate adaptation as a strategic national objective.

International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NDCStaging/pages/Party.aspx?party=UGA

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs - http://spappssecext.worldbank.org/sites/indc/PDF_Library/UG.pdf
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal - https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/country/uganda
ClimateWatch Profile - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/UGA
NDC Partnership Page - http://ndcpartnership.org/countries-map/country?iso=UGA

SDG Voluntary National Review

Uganda has not yet completed a Voluntary National Review, but a Review is expected by 2020 and will be available here - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/uganda

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

National Documentation on SDG Implementation - https://opm.go.ug/sdgs/
World Bank Overview - http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/uganda
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub - http://unstats-undesa.opendata.arcgis.com/

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections - https://klimalog.die-gdi.de/ndc-sdg/country/UGA

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability - http://ndcpartnership.org/climate-watch/ndcs-sdg
Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/FBUR%20Final_2019.pdf

Emissions Data

Uganda does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/FBUR%20Final_2019.pdf

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=42291&cid=180
National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/national-policy-for-disaster-...

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Reduction, Recycling, and Reuse of Solid Waste in Kampala City - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
The Promotion of the Use of Efficient Institutional Stoves in Institutions - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for Kampala - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Developing appropriate strategies and techniques to reduce methane emissions from livestock production in Uganda - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Integrated Wastewater Treatment for Agro-process Water in Uganda - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Developing appropriate strategies and techniques to reduce methane emissions from livestock production in Uganda - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Fuel Efficiency in Motor Vehicles - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Promoting cultivation of high-yielding upland rice in Uganda - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
National Fuel Efficiency Initiative - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
Periodic Vehicle Inspection for Emissions and Roadworthiness - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
For recently added action check here - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/SitePages/Country.aspx?CountryI...

National Action Plans

National Adaptation Plan for Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=8578&cid=180
National Climate Change Policy - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/national-climate-change-polic...

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

REDD+ National Strategy - https://www.unredd.net/documents/executive-board/2nd-executive-board-mee...
Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme - https://knowledge.unccd.int/sites/default/files/naps/uganda-eng2000.pdf
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/ug/ug-nbsap-v2-en.pdf

National Regulations/Policies

National Environment Management Policy - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/national-environment-manageme...
Uganda Vision 2040 - https://www.gou.go.ug/content/uganda-vision-2040
Uganda National Meteorological Authority Act 2012 - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/uganda-national-meteorologica...
Environment and Natural Resources Sub-Sector Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2016-2021 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC177939
Renewable Energy Policy for Uganda - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/the-renewable-energy-policy-f...
Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/uganda/name-154666-en.php
Uganda Biofuels Blending Mandate - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/uganda/name-146074-en.php
Energy for Rural Transformation - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/uganda/name-22336-en.php
Uganda Forestry Policy 2001 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC144357
The National Forest Plan 2002 - https://www.nfa.org.ug/images/National_Forestry_Plan_2002.pdf
The National Forest and Tree Planting Act 2003 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC087770
Uganda Wildlife Act 1996 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC009000
National Irrigation Policy - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC177747
Water Act 1995 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC005251
Plant Protection and Health Act - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC158615

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/country-profiles/uganda

Financing

Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing agricultural resilience and food security - https://www.thegef.org/project/food-iap-fostering-sustainability-and-res...
Financing agricultural value adding activities and mitigating climate change vulnerability - https://www.thegef.org/project/reducing-vulnerability-banana-producing-c...
Financing resilient wetland ecosystems - https://www.greenclimate.fund/projects/fp034
Financing improved integrated water management - https://projects.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/project-detail/P16...
Financing financial systems that support climate related activities - https://www.greenclimate.fund/projects/fp095
Financing expanded electrification - https://www.isdb.org/projects/data/uid-pj0032031
Financing assessing risks and planning for resilience - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/uganda-risk-assessment-and-resilience-action-pl...
Financing engagement with REDD+ - https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/country/uganda

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update - https://climatefundsupdate.org/data-dashboard/#1541245745457-d3cda887-f010
OECD Climate Change - https://www.oecd.org/env/cc/
OECD Investment for Green Growth - https://www.oecd.org/environment/green.htm
Climate Investment Funds - https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/country/uganda
African Development Bank Group - https://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/climate-change

Multilateral Funders

Uganda receives climate funding from the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the Least Developed Countries Fund, the Islamic Development Bank, and the Global Environment Facility, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index - https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/
Environmental Performance Index - https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/uganda
PreventionWeb - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/countries/africa/uga

Energy Supply and Demand

Energy Report for Uganda. A 100% Renewable Energy Future by 2050 - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285766191_Energy_Report_for_Uga...
Uganda’s Energy Security Based on Prospects, Challenges, Opportunities, Supply, and Demand towards Achieving a Green Energy-Reliant Environment - http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.ijee.20180802.03.html
Key issues in Uganda’s energy sector Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda - https://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/16030IIED.pdf

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile - https://www.land-links.org/uganda
Assessing Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Murchison Bay Catchment of Lake Victoria Basin in Uganda - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322808227_Assessing_Land_Use_an...
An examination of historical and future land use changes in Uganda using change detection methods and agent-based modelling - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19376812.2016.1189836?journa...

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Uganda: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics - https://www.unredd.net/documents/redd-papers-and-publications-90/16695-f...
Supporting planning for multiple benefits from REDD+ in Uganda - https://www.unredd.net/documents/redd-papers-and-publications-90/other-s...

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Uganda's Second National Communication - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/uganc2.pdf
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=25801&cid=180

Case Studies

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources - https://cdkn.org/regions/uganda

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page - https://www.isdb.org/uganda

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard -http://thinkhazard.org/en/report/253-uganda

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping - http://resourceirena.irena.org/gateway/countrySearch/?countryCode=UGA

Land Use Data

FAOStat - http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile - https://www.wmo.int/cpdb/uganda

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