Address energy access to save Uganda’s forest cover

On March 4, the Nema deputy executive director said on a local TV station that Uganda loses about 100,000 hectares of forest cover every year. She said this will likely increase due to population increase and the consequent demand for charcoal, firewood and timber from Uganda and neighbouring countries.

The deputy executive director also said due to the level of poverty in local communities who are supposed to be good stewards for these forests, they are the ones who are involved in charcoal business in order to get some quick financial support through selling charcoal and firewood.

Full article: Daily Monitor


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