Fact sheet on climate change and compelling actions
Climate change is one of the biggest crises facing humanity because it has led to countless natural disasters. It is an issue that will prove most damaging for the countries least able to adapt. Reduced forest cover has led to increase atmospheric GHG. Evidence has it that the chemical building blocks that make plastics so versatile are the same components that might harm people and the environment. And its production and disposal contribute to an array of environmental problems.
In Uganda, probably the main reasons for continued depletion of forest cover and plastic pollution is lack of awareness of the danger on weather. Not all stake holders are aware and informed about their vulnerability, roles in conservation and possible measures that can be taken to proactively adapt to climate change.
It is everybody’s right to live and enjoy a good environment and as environmentalists and as walkers, we are dedicated to use walking as a campaign tool to communicate to the public to protect the environment. It is in this line that we request all conservation bodies to join hands with us and the MWE to undertake this campaign against environmental degradation.
What will happen on November 5th -17th 2018 in Uganda?
This time Walkers association Uganda, Ministry of Water and Environment, CARE International in Uganda, media houses, private sector (Coca-Cola, Nile breweries, BIDCO, Kakira Sugar works, communities among others will join hands to lead a campaign on increasing efforts to integrate risk management in investments, scale up good practices and policies.
Target change agents are industries and factories and stakeholders to join hands to campaign for increasing climate change adaptation mechanisms.