The increasing degradation of natural resources coupled with increasing climate variability is beginning to have serious negative impacts on social and economic development in Uganda. The effects of climate change are experienced in the form of floods, increasing temperatures, drought, reduced food production, water scarcity, and a drop in water levels in major bodies of water used to produce hydroelectricity. It’s definitely time to speed up the implementation of sustainable climate innovations for both adaptation and mitigation.
An array of innovations has been developed, and entrepreneurs have been compelled to invest in climate change businesses. However, most of the people who are meant to use these innovations have not yet understood climate change and the relevance of these solutions, which has an adverse effect on the demand for such solutions.
There is a serious need for support by the government for effective dissemination of information, for appropriate policies as well as for financial support to innovations and businesses.
Read here about Uganda’s climate innovation system and our recommended strategies for strengthening it.
29,59 3,000 (2008)
Demographic Yearbook 2008,
Table 5 Estimates of mid-year population: 1999-2008
Carbon emissions per country:
2007: 3 205
dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2
Carbon emissions per capita:
2007, Uganda: 0,1046
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), metric tons of CO2 per capita (CDIAC)
Population below $1 (PPP) per day, percentage:
2005: 51,5 %
GDP per capita:
Uganda $ 1,200 (2010 est.)