Climate change in Uganda is predicted to cause temperature rise and to make rainfall seasonality more erratic, including changes in onset, duration and intensity punctuated with intra-seasonal dry spells, which are expected to further increase climate vulnerabilities and risks. To respond to those risks, the Government of Uganda communicated its NDC in 2016 with adaptation as priority to the UNFCCC Secretariat in accordance with decision 1/CP.21 on adoption of the Paris Agreement. Furthermore, Uganda intends to elaborate its adaptation component by improving data and related information on impacts risk and vulnerability and also develop indicators for measuring resilience. This is envisaged to foster deeper understanding of climate change impacts and assessing vulnerabilities necessary for effectively preparation for future climate risks.
Under this background, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre has been assisting the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment/Climate Change Department in implementing this project since September 2020. The expected outputs of the project include:
- Develop national climate vulnerability indicators for resilience measurement;
- Design a National Climate Vulnerability Map;
- Deliver trainings for capacity building on transparent tracking of adaptation and measuring resilience
Country / Region: Uganda