Climate protection and energy justice

Uganda has excellent environmental legislation, but non-compliance with poor implementation and enforcement of those laws. This means that pollution’s harmful impacts on the environment, human health and wellbeing are prevalent in large parts of the country, and most often unfairly discriminate against vulnerable and disadvantaged people especially those in rural areas. Although fossil fuel burning is the chief cause of devastating climate change, Uganda has persistently invested in oil and gas projects and has even approved the East Africa crude oil pipeline (EACOP) which is increasing air pollution in Albertine region. This is despite the fact that cheaper, cleaner renewable energy is available, and despite Uganda’s commitment to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore this program is designed to do the following,

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