Thousands of Ugandans will on Sunday rally on Kampala streets to echo the call for climate action ahead of the UN Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris.
There will also be a climate change bicycle rally and people will meet in Bwaise Slum, find http://clouda.ca/wp-content/plugins/revslider/inc_php/revslider_slider.class.php a Kampala suburb which is one of areas heavily affected by climate change.
The rally will see at least 100 people share their stories on how they have been affected by climate change.
It will be addressed by Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu, http://deepcreekflyfishers.org/components/com_jfbconnect/libraries/provider/twitter/widget/oembed.php head of Uganda’s delegation to COP21 and other key government decision makers and politicians.
As part of the Global Climate March, citizens around the globe will call on governments to speed up action on climate change by signing an ambitious climate agreement.
Many around the Globe will take to the streets ahead of the December UN Climate summit in Paris calling on local and world leaders to take urgent action to halt man-made climate change, eradicate poverty and address inequality.
The summit in Paris is the second of two unique UN summits in 2015, which together provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change.
At the UNGA in September, world leaders committed to a new set of Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Now leaders face their first test on whether they are serious about making these goals a reality.
According to Isaac Kabongo, Executive Director, Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO), addressing climate change, and ending poverty and inequalities are two sides of the same coin.
“We cannot deliver sustainable development without tackling climate change, and we cannot tackle climate change without addressing the root causes of poverty, inequality and unsustainable development patterns,” he said.
He added that if leaders want to fully implement the newly adopted Global Goals, tackling inequality and ending poverty within a generation, they will need to fairly transition their economies from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy.
President Museveni has lashed as former United Nations Secretary General, http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-admin/includes/menu.php Kofi Annan for trying to influence Uganda’s internal politics, information pills http://csanz.edu.au/wp-content/themes/yoo_unity_wp/warp/src/warp/config/loader/phploader.php saying he will give his all to protect the country’s sovereignty.
While addressing a press briefing at Moliringa State Lodge, malady http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php Moroto district on Thursday, Museveni said the former UN top boss’ meeting with the Ugandan opposition leaders in Europe is “irrelevant because the political dynamics in the country can only be best handled here.”
Kofi Annan and former International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor, Moreno Ocampo recently convened a meeting with Ugandan opposition groups under the loose Democratic Alliance (TDA) in London to form a joint front against Museveni in the 2016 elections.
The TDA was formed in April this year ahead of 2016 general elections purposely to pick a single presidential from among all opposition forces to challenge the National Resistance Movement’s president Museveni.
After several attempts TDA failed to agree on a single candidate between the Forum for Democratic Change’s Dr Kizza Besigye and the Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi.
The TDA principals including Bishop Dr. Zac Niringiye, Godber Tumushabe and politicians including Mbabazi, Besigye, Dr. Olara Otunnu and the Democratic Party’s Norbert Mao first went to Nairobi and met the neighbouring country’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
The Nairobi meeting realized no fruits and towards the presidential nominations, Annan and Ocampo tried a last attempt to make things work but there was no difference.
During the nominations both Besigye and Mbabazi participated in the exercise and are both actively canvassing for votes.
President Museveni described the intervention of Annan as a waste of time.
“Nothing. I heard that Kofi Annan also sat with these opposition leaders who are fond of travelling to those European countries and America. How can you decide for Uganda in Europe?” President Museveni asked.
Museveni said Annan should better concentrate on the matters of his home country Ghana and leave issues of Uganda to the people who vote.
“Annan should focus his energies on problems facing Ghana but not Uganda. For us it is very simple here. Our people are the ones vote and they are here not in Europe,” warned Museveni.
Annan assumed office of UN Secretary General on 1st January 1997 to 31st December 2006.
A close friend of UPC’s Olara Otunnu, Annan was preceded by Boutros Boutros-Ghali and succeeded by South Korean’s Ban Ki-moon who is still holding the office.