Entries by Admin Francis

INVITATION TO A WEBNAR MEETING ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PLASTIC WASTES AND CHEMICALS -SANITIZERS

ACCC with support from IPEN is currently documenting the impact of COVID-19 on plastic wastes and chemicals-sanitizers. The objective of the project is, To raise, deepen awareness and document chemical and waste consequences as a result of COVID 19 pandemic. Topic: Consequences of COVID-19 on plastic and chemical wastes in Uganda – Experience sharingTime: Jan […]

THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS ‘DIALOGUE ‘ADVOCATING FOR ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AMONG SMALL SCALE GOLD MINERS’

The event took place at Grand Global Hotel in Makerere Kikoni. The chief guest was Hon. Peter lokeris, Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development. In attendance we had the Members of Parliament, Media, Gold miners, Development Partners, District Environment Officers, and Academia among others. We aspire to eliminate Mercury use among small scale […]

THE URGENCY FOR PROTECTING AND CONSERVING THE MURCHISON AND BUDONGO ECOSYSTEMS

Murchison Falls conservation area, Budongo forest and other ecosystems are more important for the well-being of Ugandans than the planned electricity dams and oil exploitation activities. Further, unlike oil which will get exhausted in 20 to 30 years, the economic values of the Murchison Falls conservation area and Budongo forest will last forever if they […]

DIALOGUE ON DANGERS OF MERCURY AND ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO MERCURY USE AMONG ARTISINAL SMALL- SCALE GOLD MINERS (ASGM) IN UGANDA

The Action Coalition on Climate Change is organising a National Stakeholders’ Dialogue on the dangers and alternative technologies to mercury use among ASGM. The dialogue will involve the mining communities, civil society, Members of Parliament and the relevant government ministries and agencies. The Dialogue is meant to inform the public about the dangers of mercury […]

PRESS BRIEFING ON THE DANGERS AND ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO MERCURY USE AMONG ARTISANAL SMALL SCALE GOLD MINERS (ASGM)

ACCC Team addressed the media on the dangers of Mercury and it’s alternatives in gold mining in Uganda at Grand global Hotel on 29th/10/2019. The Director of Research and Administration at ACCC Mr. Enock Nimpamya said that misuse of mercury causes tremors, insomnia, miscarriages, impotence, and infertility among others. It was revealed during the press […]

LIFE IS RESHUFFLING ITSELF AT AN UNSETTLING CLIP ACROSS EARTH’S SURFACE AND IN ITS OCEANS, A NEW STUDY HAS FOUND

The research, published Oct. 18 in the journal Science, drills into data from 239 studies that looked at changes in biodiversity over time. It reveals that almost 30 percent of all species are being swapped out for other species every 10 years. The sweeping hemorrhage of species across the planet continues to rattle scientists and conservationists. […]

HIGHER TEMPERATURES DRIVING ‘ALARMING’ LEVELS OF HUNGER

Global hunger index finds countries affected by drought and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has seen biggest increases in undernourished people. The climate crisis is driving alarming levels of hunger in the world, undermining food security in the world’s most vulnerable regions, according to this year’s global hunger index. The annual report, a rankingof 117 countries measuring hunger […]

IS UGANDA READY TO COMBAT NATURAL DISASTERS AND ATTENDANT RISKS?

While, the Action Coalition on Climate Change (ACCC), a member of Global Network for Civil Society Organizations on Disasters (GNDR), been at the fore front of promoting local initiatives within many communities in Uganda on disaster risk reduction,  Uganda is regularly and continues to be  affected by multiple disasters including droughts, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and […]