Björtuloft (Bright Lofts), Harpa, Thursday 18 May at 12:30 - 13:30
Open seminar hosted by UN University Land Restoration Programme (UNU-LRT) and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland
Climate change threatens the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. Unsustainable land use exaggerates the problem and increases the rate of land degradation. In this seminar, Jerome Lugumira, soil scientist at the National Environment Management Authority in Uganda (NEMA), outlines the effects of climate change on agro-based land in Uganda and how the country has adapted its policies to tackle the emergent challenges. He will also discuss the institutional challenges in implementing the policies.
Hafdís Hanna Ægisdóttir, Director of the UN University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) and Jón Geir Pétursson, Director General at the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources provide remarks on the subject.
Moderator: Pia Hansson, Director of the Institute of International Affairs.
The meeting takes place in English and is open to all.