Ephraim Kamuntu, Minister, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda talks about the climate change challenges facing the East African country.
He says Uganda has experienced landslides, floods, droughts and the melting of glaciers on the top of neighbouring mountains which have all contributed to causing internally displaced people across the country.
He says climate change is destroying livelihoods in addition to Uganda’s infrastructure and agriculture.
In this vein, Kamuntu explains that Uganda is looking for partnerships to adapt to, and mitigate, the impacts of climate change.
He says developed and developing countries must come together to address the global challenge of climate change because it is everyone’s common and shared responsibility.
Kamuntu says GEF is just one of the mechanisms that Uganda has benefitted from as a source of funding to set up renewable energy projects in the country.
He adds, the impact of climate change is more profound for least developed countries (LDCs) because of their limited capacity which makes the global challenge of climate change a “matter of survival” for LDCs.