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Climate change is real.

© Susan Tumuhairwe

The planet is getting dangerously warmer! All nations need to move rapidly away from the fossil fuels of oil, coal and gas to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and waves. Uganda has ample renewable energy potentials. Given even conservative estimates of commercially viable biomass, hydro solar and geothermal resources, Uganda can with determined efforts put its self in a position that it will not need any fossil fuel energy by 2050.

Why does it matter?

Uganda is endowed with abundant renewable energy potential from sources such as biomass, water, wind and the sun.

However, this potential has not been fully utilized resulting in a situation where 15% of the population has access to electricity while the majority (Over 90%) depend on unsustainably used biomass and use rudimentary technologies to meet their energy needs. 

It is clear that the provision of sustainable energy solutions in Uganda is crucial for alleviating poverty, strengthening the county's economy and protecting the environment.

Did you know?

The Uganda Constitution (1995) and the Energy Policy (2002) emphasize to meet the energy needs of Uganda's population for social and economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner!

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What is WWF doing?

WWF-Uganda is developing and promoting access to cost effective and environmentally friendly energy solutions for domestic, institutional and productive energy needs of the country. This is done through:

Continuous support to compliance to energy legislation to mitigate negative energy developments, promoting access to clean and renewable energy, advocacy for equitable sharing and utilization of petroleum revenue in Uganda and support to the main streaming and implementation of climate change adaptation and resilience practices in a t least two priority landscapes.

 

What can you do?

Whether you are a decision-maker or an influencer in your organisation, a solo car driver or just a concerned citizen, you can educate yourself and take action.
 
Read our Energy report and work towards a 100% renewable energy future by 2050.
 

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Join the Energy Efficiency movement. Switch off lights whenever not in use and only heat water that you need. Avoid energy wastage.

© Susan Tumuhairwe