KASESE– Despite this growing recognition of the global emergency climate change is causing, local communities seem not to be in the know of local solutions that can combat climate change in Uganda.
The best outcomes for our climate and the greatest opportunities for the people of Kasese will come from working together on climate action. Many local councils, businesses, households and communities across needs to be sensitized on playing an important role in our collective response to climate change.
According to Kameli Zephaniah Bwambale, one of the Organizers, Kasese Climate Change Walk is a stop-and-go tour around Kasese Municipality to assess the impact of climate change and raise awareness about effects of environmental pollution.
The goal of the walk is to remind policymakers and governments around the world, to make them listen to scientists, and take widespread and urgent action to tackle climate change and limit global warming causing the loss of snows (Glaciers) at the moons of the moon.
The community groups already confirmed to participate in the climate change walk include Kasese youth in Tourism Association (KAYITA), Rwenzori Daily News Agency, July brands Digital Solutions, Rafik Justice and Environmental Organization (RAJEO), Uganda Red cross, Foundation Seed for Volunteers Uganda, Mbunga Community for Girl Child Development Organization, Maru Action Development Foundation and Shirikisha Civic Organization of East Africa (SCO-EA).
The Walk will start at Mukirania Street (Messiah Radio) in Kasese Municipality and stop at better living Centre with planting not less than 100 trees around selected areas in Kasese town and will take place on Sunday, 27th November 2022 between 9:00am to 11:00am.
Mr. Alex Baluku, an Environmental and Science Journalist said that the Kasese Climate Change Walk is a practical initiative developed by the local community to address the unique challenges and opportunities that climate change brings to Rwenzori regions and guide locally relevant practical action.
Mathias Mwesige Amooti, the Executive Director at Rafik Justice and Environment Organization (RAJEO) revealed to our reporter that they will participate in the Kasese climate change walk to emphasize focus on the impacts of climate change on the rights of individuals, communities, and peoples, draw attention on the forms of systemic discrimination engendering and exacerbating vulnerability, and inform the world to focus attention on the implications of social and environmental justice for climate governance.