Climate change: Uganda requires full transition to renewable energy

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What you need to know:

  • Each country was responsible for curating their own plans to mitigate global warming and setting them into motion.
  • The Talanoa Dialogue, simply stated by the World Resources Institute, is the opportunity for nations to look back and assess the global efforts to achieve the Paris Goals.
  • Currently, Ugandan government has been using hydro powered by the Nile and Lake Victoria to power its cities and major consumption areas. But it is not enough

Roughly two years ago, 196 parties came together at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to negotiate terms to what is now referred to as the Paris goals. The cumulative agreement in Paris was to maintain no greater than 2 degrees Celsius increase in global temperature, eventually moving towards no greater than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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