Uganda moves towards better and improvised NDC target as part of its climate change efforts

Uganda has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from 22% to 24.7% in the new climate change plan, also known as the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The plan presents the country’s intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deal with the effects of climate change and fulfill the aspirations of the Paris Agreement.

The Rt. Hon. Kadaga observed that the pledges made during COP27 fall short of the commitment of developed countries to mobilize US$ 100 billion annually for developing countries to address climate change. Uganda now needs approximately $28.1 billion to implement the updated NDC, and out of this, the Government is expected to meet 15% to support the implementation of the non-conditional measures and actions. As a remedy to the financing dilemma, Ms. Elsie Attafuah, the UNDP Resident Representative, called for the design of innovative climate financing mechanisms to aid mobilization of additional resources to support the implementation of climate actions.

Source LinkUganda raises ambition to deal with greenhouse gas emissions in new climate change plan. | United Nations Development Programme (

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