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Tree Adoption Uganda Launches The 2022 Run4Cimate 

Let's run to restore the degraded landscapes in Uganda. If You or Your friends are in Uganda then spread the word and join Tree Adoption Uganda team for this RUN. Let's Run4Climate.
Run4climate Uganda Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) has launched the second edition of the Run4Climate in a bid to raise awareness about the adverse effects of climate change and increase Uganda’s forest cover. The run will be held under the theme “Protect, Restore and Conserve''.
The Run4Climate is aimed at raising funds to grow 100,000 trees in 2022 and restore 200 acres of degraded landscapes. It will be held on Sunday 19th June, 8am at Makerere University Rugby grounds.

Uganda is currently faced with adverse climate change effects, including prolonged droughts, extreme temperatures, landslides, and floods, which are partly attributed to the massive loss of tree cover.

According to the National Forestry Authority, the country is currently losing an average of 122,000 hectares of forest cover annually. Over 60% of the deforestation is occurring on private land and this has translated into forest cover declining from 4.9 million ha (24%) in 1990 to 2.5 million ha (12.4%). This trend of forest loss has raised concerns both locally and internationally and the country may not have readily available timber for use by 2030.

We have seen, heard, and felt the effects of climate change. We are heeding the call for the restoration of forests and landscapes that have undergone deforestation in Uganda,” noted Dr. Charles Batte, Executive Director, Tree Adoption Uganda during the launch. “Our commitment to nature, environment and the planet is an innate responsibility for every human. This is an opportunity for all of us to contribute and take proactive climate action,”

Run4climate Uganda The trees grown will be mapped using mobile phone technology and satellite imagery by species, planter, and GPS coordinates in order to improve transparency and monitoring.

In 2020, Tree Adoption Uganda held its 1st edition of the Run4Climate and contributed to the growing of 30,000 trees in communities in climate-ravaged areas of Bududa.

The Run4Climate will be held on the 19th of June 2022 at Makerere University Rugby grounds.

About Tree Adoption Uganda



Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) is a youth-centric NGO established in 2013 and powered by the vision of creating communities where people and nature flourish. Through landscape restoration activities like growing trees and agroforestry, we build resilience for smallholder farmers against the changing climate while economically empowering unemployed young people in Uganda's rural communities through education and training on setting up and managing indigenous tree nurseries and tree farms.

We bring tree growing to the very heart of each individual family all over the country, focusing on inspiring a nature-inclined transformation and change of heart in each member of a household. This way, we arouse a passion among community members to work towards sustainable agricultural practices, conservation, and restoration of under-green areas.

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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 15th June 2022.

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