Climate Change, Oil and Gas Nexus Workshop advance a diversified Energy Mix.
Kampala, April 21, 2015- More than 95 participants convened to highlight the link between Climate change, Oil and Gas in Uganda. The high level workshop attracted key ministries including Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development and Ministry of Water and Environment, representatives from the academia, civil society, private sector and development Partners.
The first of the kind in Uganda, the nexus workshop showcased the civil society-government partnership. The organizing partners, ActionAid Uganda, Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), Environmental Alert (EA) and EMLI with Climate Change Department, Ministry of Water and Environment organizied the workshop against the background of growing momentum atested to the oil and gas development contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
The workshop sought answers on policy actions for de-carbonzing Uganda's economy. Among the key issues raised and reached were:
- Need to explore the interrelation between energy, water and Food in the changing climate;
- Need to undertake an assessment of emissions from Oil and Gas development sector;
- UNDP to fasttrack the development of the country's green economy and low emission strategy;
- Ensure and enhance inclusiveness when developing policy actions for low emission strategy;
- A diversified energy mix with renewables Feed-in-Tariff (FIT), an option for decarbonization.
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The year 2012 has been a year of re-focusing and engaging at the local, regional and international levels in as far as improving livelihoods through empowerment is concerned. EMLI has continued to widen her scope and areas of operation by implementing activities in the Central, Eastern, South-western and the Western regions of Uganda. This year we have observed a high budget support. The 2012 Annual report titled "Re-tooling the environment" gives an overview of projects that have been accomplished i.e. Promoting Public awareness on Wetlands supported by Global Green Grants Fund; Communicating CAN-U climate change activities supported by DFID and Oxfam GB, Forest Lecture Series supported by FAO and Environmental Alert, CSO engagement in National RIO+20 Process supported by UNDP Uganda and Strengthening Environmental Governance in Kampala City supported by French Embassy in Kampala.
Furthermore, this year’s report reflects on the impact of EMLI on the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized in Uganda and how we have capacitated them to inform policy through advocacy engagements and deepen approaches to development. Finally, we are so grateful for both the financial and technical support by our development partners, Ministries, Agencies, Departments and Partner Civil Society Organizations. Without you, this might not have been realized.