Kateregga Dennis's Blog (11)

Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues

UNDP and the Brazilian Government have set up a series of online “Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues.” There are open to everyone: UN and NGO staff, activists and other members of the public. The dialogues function in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
All you need to do is to go to www.riodialogues.org & select “Join the Dialogues

Added by Kateregga Dennis on May 8, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments


Minister for environment maria mutagamba has advised govt to recall all land titles issued on the shores of lakes and banks of rivers in order to reduce rampant encroachment on the protection zones of these water bodies. Mutagamba said Lake Victoria had lost its filtering capacity due to encroachment and because of this Govt spends billions of shillings towards treatment of water before it is pumped back to kampalas 2 million people. (Radio1 Talk show)

Added by Kateregga Dennis on May 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gender and Climate Change

An important breakfast briefing session on Gender and Climate Change prior to the COP 17 Climate Change meeting in Durban. It will be held from 08.00 – 11.00 on Tuesday 15 November 2011 at the Achwa Hall, International Conference Centre, Serena Hotel, Kampala. Please find attached, an invitation to the event and a draft programme for the morning.

The briefing will be hosted by the Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, with… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 11, 2011 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Call for applications: Grants to support Global South youth participants at COP17 and COY7 in Durban, South Africa, 25 November - 10 December 2011

The Youth Constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO) received funding from the Norwegian government to enable the participation of fifteen (15) youth from Global South at the 17th Conference Of Parties at the UNFCCC (COP17) in Durban from 28 November to 9 December 2011, including the 7th Conference Of Youth (COY7) that will held from 25-27 November 2011 in Durban as well. YOUNGO now has the pleasure to announce the call for applications and invite all… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 10, 2011 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

'Green letter day'

The Federal Government's controversial climate legislation has passed the Senate 36-32 and will now become law from mid-next year. From July 2012, polluting industries will pay $23 per tonne of carbon emissions and households will be compensated for extra costs through tax cuts and increased benefits. The vote was greeted with glee from the Government and Greens and dismay by Opposition members, who were first out of the Senate doors to voice their protests.

The Nationals' Ron Boswell…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 8, 2011 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

The Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of the Late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 3, 2011 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai dies aged 71: Environmentalist and Human rights activist

Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has died in Nairobi while undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting conservation, women's rights and transparent government - the first African woman to get the award. She was elected as an MP in 2002 and served as a minister in the Kenyan government for a time.

Ms Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted 20-30 million trees in Africa.

Role model and… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on September 27, 2011 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Carbon credits generated by Indian projects and sold to European countries under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are a lot of hot air

A recent WikiLeaks cable from the US Consulate in Mumbai provides irrefutable evidence that carbon credits generated by Indian projects and sold to European countries under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are a lot of hot air.

It reports on a seminar in 2008 with the US Consulate General Office, analysts from the Government Accountability Office (which later released a critical report on offsets), and the executives of top Indian companies. The cable notes that these companies… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on September 22, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Controversial road construction project in Tanzania definitively rejected

A highway through the Serengeti National Park was supposed to connect isolated areas at Lake Victoria with the region around the Kilimanjaro. In the opinion of the Tanzanian government, this was planned, in order to achieve a better development of the regions and to tap new the markets. After a long lasting protest of national and international conservationists in combination with the menace of the UNESCO to deprive the world natural heritage state, awarded in…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on August 10, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of Electricity and Coal Consumption

Background: The growing health risks associated with greenhouse gas emissions highlight the need for new energy policies that emphasize efficiency and low-carbon energy intensity.

Objectives: We assessed the relationships among electricity use, coal consumption, and health outcomes.

Methods: Using time-series data sets from 41 countries with varying development trajectories between 1965 and 2005, we developed an autoregressive model of life expectancy (LE) and infant mortality…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on August 6, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Detox Now!

Fabulous news!

Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, has leaped ahead of rivals Nike and Adidas this morning by publicly committing[1] to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product life cycle, and across its global supply chain, by the year 2020. The move comes less than two weeks into our Detox campaign, and shows the power of thousands of people challenging the industry online and in cities…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on July 27, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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