Uganda is set to host the Africa Climate Week Forum which brings together Governments, Non-Government Organizations and other stakeholders on the continent to address and discuss a wide range of issues concerning the Climate.
According to Uganda’s State Minister for Environment Betty Atim Anywar, the forum will facilitate the understanding of climate change policies and negotiations such that countries can fully understand how to mitigate climate change.
Anywar noted that although some African countries have ratified international protocols related to climate change, fewer interventions have been put in place to mitigate climate change.
This she said has exposed many countries to various catastrophes such as floods, an outbreak of wildfires etc.
“Some countries are suffering from the negative impacts of climate change. Uganda not spared but with the coming of such a conference, all African states will be in a position to discuss modalities on how to mitigate such outbreaks,” said Anywar.
The Climate forum is expected to commence from March 9 to 13 in Kampala under the theme ‘Enhancing partnerships for low emission and climate-resilient development’.
The forum will focus on key sectors that are highly exposed to negative impacts of climate change, which include Energy, Transport, Infrastructure, Agriculture among other sectors.
BY SAMUEL NABWIISO