• Why Climate Change Should be Everyone’s Concern

    In the recent past, the world has received its fair share of climate change disasters ranging from effects such as global warming, destructive hailstorms, catastrophic landslides...et.c. Ecosystems world-wide have been wrecked...Read More

  • The 3rd Judicial Training on Climate Justice

    On the 18th and 19th March 2021, Greenwatch in conjunction with the Judicial Training Institute (JTI)  organised the 3rd Judicial Training on Climate Justice in Uganda held at Mestil Hotel & Residences, Kampala. The theme of the training workshop was: "Understanding climate change and exploring the role of the Judiciary in implementing climate justice”

  • The Third Judicial Training on Climate Justice

    Justice Kenneth Kakuru presents certificates of participation to some of the judicial officers at the end of the third judicial training on climate justice.

  • The Third Judicial Training on Climate Justice

    Participants pose for a group photo with the Hon. Justice Richard Buteera - Deputy Chief justice of Uganda (center-seated) after the official opening of the third judicial training on climate justice at Mestil Hotel & Residences, Kampala.

  • The Third Judicial Training on Climate Justice

    The Greenwatch team poses for a photo (L-R: Isaac Fred Nandala, Bridget Ampurira, Samantha Atukunda K. Mwesigwa, Princess Ayebare, Samuel Okurut and Daphine Nuwasiima).

Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development is the inspiration behind the establishment of our organization.

We believe that environmental rights can be better exercised when people have access to information, can participate in decisions that affect their surroundings and have access to justice incase their rights are violated. Greenwatch exists to ensure that every individual in Uganda knows that they have environmental rights and these rights can be fully exercised through access to information, justice and public participation.

 

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Climate Justice

When you think of climate change, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it snow melting on the peaks of Mountain Rwenzori? The recent invasion of locusts in the horn of Africa? Raising lake levels of Lake Victoria? True! all these are the effects of a global warming. The notion of climate justice is one that focuses on the needs and concerns of the most vulnerable countries, cities, communities and people. It goes beyond focusing on their needs but also providing the means to be able to adapt and mitigate the effects as well as benefit from the fight against climate change.

Access Rights and Public Participation

Access rights (that is, access to information and access to justice) and public participation are part of our key project areas. Access to information relates to the entitlement of citizens and in some cases noncitizens to obtain information from governments and other authorities and or agencies that hold information as custodians for the public. We believe that access to information and public participation in the governance of environmental resources promotes sustainable use of our resources and enables accountability. Greenwatch promotes access to information through...

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  Training

Since 1998, Greenwatch has conducted training for over 200 judicial officers, lawyers, prosecutors and enforcement officers among others. Greenwatch has developed its training programme to promote and strengthen the legal and institutional framework for the effective management and adjudication of the environment issues.


Through training, Greenwatch has built the capacity of individuals, judicial officers, law enforcement officers, government officials and local NGOs in the protection and conservation of the environment and has presented innovative ideas and solutions to current environmental issues.

  Advocacy

Greenwatch uses advocacy as a tool in implementing its activities. These include: Networking with Civil Society Organizations, Using democratic mechanisms, Public interest litigation

  Consultancy

Greenwatch offers pro-bono legal consultancy services to the public on policy matters, Environment Impact Assessments, Environment Audits, review of environment Impact studies among others.

 

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In the recent past, the world has received its fair share of climate change disasters ranging from effects such as global warming, destructive hailstorms, catastrophic landslides to deadly fires and swarms of locusts. Ecosystems world-wide have been...
On the 27th of April 2021, the Ugandan parliament in an unprecedented move, unanimously passed the National Climate Change Bill to tackle the climate change crisis in Uganda. The Bill intends to give force of law to the United Nations Framework...

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