Impulsouth key partners from Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Madagascar, Niger, Uganda [...]
The role of young scientist and entrepreneurs in global climate action: reflections during MENA Climate Week 2022
On 29th of March, Impulsouth partners hosted a side event on Youth Leadership in Global Climate Action at the MENA Climate Week 2022...
The Paris Committee on Capacity-building hosted the 15th of March 2022 a virtual event to showcase the recently published PCCB toolkit to assess capacity building gaps and needs to implement the Paris Agreement. Pilar Bueno, research coordinator of Impulsouth joined the panel discussion to talk about the recently published Impulsouth Research Methodology Guideline.
Call for applications in Africa for the e-learning course “Climate Leadership: From Commitments to Action”
Young professionals from Niger, Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia, who are already active in the climate agenda and seek to develop their leadership skills, will be selected for this free online course.
“Why”, “what” and “how” is it important to build capacities towards NDC implementation and the global stocktake? These were the three questions inquired during the Impulsouth event at COP26. The questions were addressed by country representatives and panelists from Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Madagascar, Niger, Uganda and Zambia, key countries partners of Impulsouth.
In my country, climate change is a very pressing issue with multiple consequences at all levels and that differs from each region; The challenges are multiple. We can talk about governance and also the scarcity of national and international funds for climate action. We can also talk about the integration of gender aspect in the sectoral policies.
In my country, climate change is something we take very seriously. Uganda just like the rest of the world is facing the impacts of climate change like the continued landslides in Eastern Uganda (Bududa) and the bursting of the shore of river Nyamwamba in Kasese, where recently due to heavy rains, many people lost lives, property and livelihood. . In response to address some of the above effects, an institution to coordinate all climate change actions both at international and national level as well as having a national policy and an act to guide in addressing climate change are some of the initiatives put in place.
In my country, climate change manifests itself through increases in temperature and reduced rainfall in the last few decades, with temperatures estimated to increase at 0.6oC every ten years. The frequency of occurrence of extreme events (drought, seasonal floods and flash floods, extreme temperatures and dry spells) are increasing. The decreased precipitations experienced in the past few years has resulted in reduced water levels in our major water bodies. This has led to the energy deficit and subsequent load shedding through rationing power usage as the country depends largely on the hydropower. In order to address the energy deficit, the Government has mobilized resources and increased expenditure to the energy sector. Other climate actions are through the broad areas of sustainable Forestry Management, Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency.
Meet Daoura Mahamadou, Technical Advisor of Climate Change in the Environment Council for Sustainable Development in Niger
In my country, climate change manifests itself through extreme climatic events that have disastrous consequences on agropastoral production and food security of populations.
In my country, climate change is something we take very seriously. Guatemala is a country highly vulnerable to climate change and this has had a huge impact on the main policy instruments that have been created and implemented in the country.