7 March 2003

Uganda to Negotiate for Environment

Kampala — UGANDA will lead Africa in international negotiations for the protection of the environment, the state minister for environment, Kezimbira Miyingo, has said.

He was launching the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum in Entebbe on Tuesday.

Miyingo said there was an urgent need for Africa to address the threat of global warming through the Kyoto Protocol.

"When we meet as Africa we should lobby so that we have the Kyoto Protocol to reduce green house gases," he said.Ends

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