Unveiling Uganda's Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment: A Step Toward a Sustainable Future

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In a significant stride toward climate resilience, the Government of Uganda have launched the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, LoCAL–Uganda mechanism. This initiative, supported by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), aims to empower local communities to adapt to the changing climate and build a sustainable future. At the heart of this effort, a comprehensive Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) has been conducted by a team from GlobalCAD.

Understanding the Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA)

The Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) is a pivotal document created in the frame of the LoCAL–Uganda programme. It serves as a foundational resource providing critical evidence and scientific analysis to inform subnational adaptation strategies addressing climate change.

The CRVA builds upon foundational climate change down-scaling work carried out in 2021. It identifies and maps climate hazards specific to Uganda. This is essential for understanding the unique challenges and risks posed by the changing climate within the region. The assessment covers the period 2030 to 2060 in consideration of two different CO2 concentration scenarios (RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5).

The CRVA is accompanied by two other documents, the downscaling report (Volume 2), as well as comprehensive Excel files with an in-depth overview of all indicators, data sheets, available data, and their respective weighting (Volume 3).

A Future Built on Resilience

As Uganda embarks on its journey towards embedding adaptation into the sub-national level in a comprehensive and systematic way, the CRVA provides scientific guidance and background information to relevant stakeholders.

Geisel García Graña
Geisel García Graña
Geisel is Communication & Ecosystem Manager for GlobalCAD and a consultant in communication and sustainable cities. She has a PhD. in Communication Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. @geiselgg