Uganda Government Gazette supplement number 1 dated 2020-02-07 number 8

BILLS
SUPPLEMENT No. 1 7th February, 2020

BILLS SUPPLEMENT
to The Uganda Gazette No. 8, Volume CXIll, dated 7th February, 2020

Printed by UPPC, Entebbe, by Order of the Government.

Bill No. 1 National Climate Change Bill 2020
THE NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE BILL, 2020

MEMORANDUM

1. OBJECT
The Object of this Bill is to give the force of law in Uganda to the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto
Protocol, and the Paris Agreement; to provide for climate change
response measures; to provide for participation in climate change
mechanisms; to provide for measuring of emissions, reporting and
verification of information; to provide for institutional arrangements
for coordinating and implementing climate change response measures;
to provide for financing for climate change; and other related matters.

2. DEFECTS IN THE EXISTING LAW
Currently, there is no legal framework governing climate change
interventions. Absence of such a framework is an obstacle in
translating the identified policy priorities into implementable actions
with tangible climate change benefits. There is therefore, need for a
legal and regulatory framework for climate change.

3. PROVISIONS OF THE BILL
The Bill consists of seven parts and four schedules.

(i) PART I - PRELIMINARY. It provides for the
commenccmentofthcAct,itsapplication and interpretation
of key words and phrases used in the Bill.