At a glance
Uganda submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on 28 October 2015. While placing high priority on adaptation to reduce the vulnerability of its population, environment and economy, the country also plans to "implement strategies, plans and actions for low greenhouse gas emission development" in the context of its development goals. These mitigation and adaptation intentions are based on the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) 2015, which is derived from the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995, as amended in 2005 and 2015) and reflects Uganda Vision 2040 (2012). Uganda intends to follow a climate-resilient and low-carbon development path linked to green economy and broader sustainable development goals.
Whereas Uganda's population largely depends on natural resource based sectors like agriculture, forestry and fisheries (and tourism), climate change and the strain on natural resources, due to population growth and environmental degradation, are intensifying poverty and vulnerability of many people in the country. With a big number of Ugandans still depending on agriculture for livelihood, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is crucial for reducing widespread poverty and livelihood improvement; more especially to the poorest and vulnerable sections of society whose livelihoods depend on natural resource ecosystems.