The Fifth Judicial Training on Climate Justice held on 18th - 19th of May 2023 : themed: "𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦: 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘑𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘳𝘺"
Activity 1: Fourth Judicial Training on Climate Justice (April 2022)
Activity 2: Journalists’ Training on the environment and Climate Reporting (July 2022)
Activity 3: In February 2022, the Greenwatch team paid a visit to the Mawero Mining Host community, in Busia district
Activity 4: International clean-up day of The River Nile
Creation of an Index for Books, Journals, Reports, Magazines for the Greenwatch Library
Participation in the Exhibition of a Tree Nursery and Launch of Tree Planting Activities Hosted by MY TREE INITIATIVE
Participation in the UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW (UPR)
Partnered with Heinrich Boll Stiftung to organize and facilitate the first judicial training on climate justice in Uganda.
Convened and facilitated a regional symposium on Public interest environmental litigation in east Africa.
Joined the global campaign initiated by Our Children’s Trust to address climate change on behalf of children through an international climate litigation campaign. Greenwatch instituted a lawsuit against the government of Uganda and NEMA for failure to implement measure to address the effects of climate change. This matter is still ongoing and we are hopeful that it will be concluded soon.
Conducted a three year project in partnership with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) named: Adapting Biodiversity Governance in the Albertine Rift: Reforming law to account for climate change”. The project aimed at assisting countries in the Albertine Rift to improve the legal and institutional frameworks governing biodiversity so that they may be revisited to respond to the potential effects of climate change.
Convened and facilitated training workshops on environmental law for police investigators workshop, grade II magistrates, district environment officers and environmental inspectors, police inspectors and state prosecutors.
Convened and facilitated the second Judges workshop on environment and practice which was attended by Judges from Kenya and Head of Environmental Tribunal in Kenya.
Filed the first ever lawsuit on access to environmental information in Uganda to compel the government make public a Power Purchase Agreement in respect to a proposed hydro-electric Power Plant at Bujagali on the River Nile (See judgments)
Facilitated a National workshop for lawyers in Uganda on Public Interest Litigation, Procedure and Practice at Lake View Hotel, Mbarara-Uganda.
Implemented a project to stop pollution released by stone quarrying and crushing along the Kampala - Jinja Highway by Sterling-a Multi-National Construction Company. The pollution was stopped in 1997 after Court action spearheaded by Greenwatch. The dispute was resolved out of Court after new technology was installed.