We are a CONSERVATION TRUST
In 2015, 193 countries signed onto the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, fight inequality, prevent environmental degradation, improve public health and tackle climate change by 2030.
One essential element underlies nearly all of these goals: nature. In fact, most of the goals cannot be met if we don’t have healthy, functioning ecosystems. And we are failing in our protection of nature: Businesses, governments and communities are not yet working together in the right ways and in the right places to sufficiently protect nature so that it can help deliver sustainable development for all.
Only 3% of global climate funding…
Currently, nature-based solutions to climate change receive only 3 percent of global climate funding. UCT’s efforts come in handy to increase and expound national and regional conservation and climate funding.
UCT’S conservation efforts are directed towards natural climate solutions. These are actions that protect, restore or improve the use or management of ecosystems while maintaining their capacity to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. Nature could get us at least 30 percent of the way to solving the climate crisis, while also providing a host of additional benefits — filtering fresh water, providing breathable air — that other approaches to climate change don’t offer.
Even better: Nature can do this today — for free.
With an average experience of over thirty years’ each, Umoja Conservation Trust Board of Trustees have worked to interest and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity in Uganda and world over. Our Trust is a result of combined efforts of fieldwork with innovations in science, policy and finance to the benefit of humanity. Our plan is to grow more than 5 million trees annually to protect vulnerable land and water within Uganda.
Recognizing that conservation works best when it takes into account the many uses and functions of an area of land or sea — and the people who rely on it — Umoja Conservation Trust has selected 16 areas in Uganda to deploy our Sustainable Landscapes and Seascapes approach. Plans are underway to replicate the same in all East African countries.