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Government Rolls Out REDD+ Plus Environment Protection Programme

Mr. Mugumya Nyindo Xavier the coordinator of climate change and National REDD+ focal point in the Ministry of water and Environment

The Ministry of Water and Environment has kick started the process of implementing the REDD plus, medications http://chutneyrestaurant.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-response.php a mechanism developed by parties in the United Nations Frame work convention on climate change to deal with conservation and sustainable management of forests

The second phase of the that REDD+ which is running from 2017 to 2020 has kicked off in Uganda with engaging stakeholders at various levels to ensure that each party plays its role in conservation of forests.

REDD+ (Reducing of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and the role of conservation biodiversity, capsule http://csnn.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) in developing countries is set to protect the existing forests as well as planting more forests as a measure to protect the environment

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Addressing the media in Entebbe, cure http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sso.php Mr. Mugumya Nyindo Xavier the coordinator of climate change and National REDD+ focal point in the Ministry of water and Environment revealed that once trees are cut down and not preserved into furniture will go into the atmosphere and cause pollution inform of greenhouse gases

“The REDD+ program is about reducing forest degradation, deforestation conserving the little forests we have and sustainably using the little forests, this will help us to fulfill our Vision 2040 targets which require forestry sector returns the forestry from the current which is less than 10% to back at 24% which it was in early 1990s”

Mugumya adds that on the international level, “this program will meet our requirements we submitted as Climate change convention and agreed under the Paris climate Change agreement.”

“In conserving forests we need to carryout smart agriculture to have high yields on a small piece of land.  There is a need to have urban agriculture which can involve greenhouse farming to financially Stable Ugandans well as on fuel we need to embrace technology through use of energy saving stoves to reduce on amount of charcoal consumption thus reducing on deforestation.”

Mrs. Margaret Mwebesa the Assistant commissioner for forestry in the Ministry of water and Environment expressed her worry when she revealed that 200,000 trees are cut down in the country every year and if this does not change the country is more likely to be affected by climate related challenges since deforestation contributes 17 to 20% of the green gases to the atmosphere.

REDD+ activities were divided into phases whereby the 1st one is the readiness phase running from 2013 to 2017 dealing with designing strategies and action plan to reduce emissions with relevant stake holders, 2nd Phase is the implementation phase running from 2017 to 2020 through this national strategies, policies and action plans will be tested as well as implemented .

Then the last level known as Result based phase running from 2020 onwards it’s when the actions to reduce deforestation and forest degradation will be supported and the results will be fully measured, reported and verified

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