The Uganda Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged government to prioritise recovery and restoration of the degraded ecosystems if they are to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The recommendations were made in a statement on the ongoing high level Political Forum as a response to the Review Report on Uganda’s Readiness for Implementation of 2030 Agenda.
The statement notes that Uganda, ambulance http://daisho.ca/wp-content/plugins/podpress/podpress_admin_general_class.php as is in many countries, http://class-actions.us/wp-content/plugins/layerslider/config/slider.defaults.php the environment is facing threats from a range of human activities including Population growth and rapid urbanization that have put pressure on the delicate balance of exploiting today’s natural resources at the expense of future generations.
“Uganda still struggles with loss in biodiversity with depletion of natural wealth estimated to cost the country 4 to 12% of national income each year,” the statement reads in part.
It goes ahead to recommend that the government prioritises protection of wetlands and forest estates to solve the issue of climate change and increased weather variability that has recently been observed and is manifested in the increase in frequency and intensity.
‘Uganda Government should make investment in the recovery and restoration of degraded ecosystems, especially wetlands and the protected forest estate as a priority. Further, Uganda should also take advantage of the proposed climate change funding opportunities for climate resilience and low carbon initiatives.’ the CSO statement further reads.