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Uganda

TOTAL POPULATION

38.8 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

5,200 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“Commits to a series of mitigation policies that it says will cut emissions by 22% by 2030 compared to business-as-usual levels.”

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Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Like many poorer nations, Uganda is more vulnerable to climate change and less able to rise to its challenges. The country is naturally at risk from floods and droughts, which have impacted on the economy in the past. The increasing severity and unpredictability of extreme weather events make adapting to them very challenging. Uganda is also at the mercy of rising temperatures, with a 1.5°C increase predicted over the next two decades, and a catastrophic 4.3°C forecast by 2080. This may seem like a long way off, but plenty of damage can be done before then. 

Agricultural exports are hugely important to Uganda, and so these issues are all the more pressing. Already a poor country, losing export capacities due to climate change will be disastrous in social and economic terms. The risk is also, of course, to national food security - and the poor will be hit the hardest. A warmer and wetter Uganda also raises the threat of new disease transmissions. The Kabale district has already seen a significant increase in the presence of mosquitoes and corresponding incidences of malaria in the local population, and more frequent flooding exposes local people to cholera. 

To meet the challenges of climate change, Uganda must engage with international support and develop its management of sensitive resources, infrastructure and natural habitats. The Ugandan people are dependent on their environment, and the environment will be a major part of future development and prosperity. 


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DATA INSIGHTS

Uganda is classified as a low-income country by the World Bank. Uganda’s position in the fight against climate change is better understood by looking at its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Uganda’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Uganda Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Uganda’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 2000 to 2008, Uganda’s emissions increased by more than 142%. Driven by the economic recession (which affected emissions-intensive industries), Uganda’s emissions decreased from 2008 to 2009. However, they grew in the following year as a result of the economic recovery, representing a 119% increase from the 1990 level. The agriculture sector is responsible for the largest share (48%) of Uganda’s emissions. Within the agriculture sector, the majority of emissions come from methane produced by livestock digestion and manure left on pasture.  


In 2012, Uganda emitted over 80 million tonnes of CO2 eq. GHGs, which is 1.5 times more than its neighbouring country Kenya. To reduce the country’s emissions, a transition to sustainable agriculture systems is a key step in Uganda. Changes in farming practices such as improving manure management and fertilizer application can also help reduce the country's emissions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018) 


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Uganda Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Uganda’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Uganda Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 2000 to 2008, Uganda’s emissions increased by more than 142%. Driven by the economic recession (which affected emissions-intensive industries), Uganda’s emissions decreased from 2008 to 2009. However, they grew in the following year as a result of the economic recovery, representing a 119% increase from the 1990 level. The agriculture sector is responsible for the largest share (48%) of Uganda’s emissions. Within the agriculture sector, the majority of emissions come from methane produced by livestock digestion and manure left on pasture.  


In 2012, Uganda emitted over 80 million tonnes of CO2 eq. GHGs, which is 1.5 times more than its neighbouring country Kenya. To reduce the country’s emissions, a transition to sustainable agriculture systems is a key step in Uganda. Changes in farming practices such as improving manure management and fertilizer application can also help reduce the country's emissions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018) 


Uganda Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Uganda’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right. 


Uganda is categorised as a country with high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation capacity. Agricultural yields are forecasted to decline significantly under projected climate change. Climate change is expected to lead to declined rainfall that causes more extreme droughts, thereby threatening the water security of the country. A rise in temperature due to climate change also increases vulnerability on forests and biodiversity. In order to respond to climate-related disasters, enhancing the resilience and adaptive capacity of response systems is also inevitable. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys. 


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Uganda Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Uganda’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Uganda Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right. 


Uganda is categorised as a country with high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation capacity. Agricultural yields are forecasted to decline significantly under projected climate change. Climate change is expected to lead to declined rainfall that causes more extreme droughts, thereby threatening the water security of the country. A rise in temperature due to climate change also increases vulnerability on forests and biodiversity. In order to respond to climate-related disasters, enhancing the resilience and adaptive capacity of response systems is also inevitable. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys. 


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