Natural Resources Defence Is Our Mission
YOFICC’s primary policy goals include fighting climate change, promoting clean energy, restoring the oceans, protecting endangered species and our remaining wilderness, eliminating pollution, safeguarding our water supply, and supporting the development of sustainable communities. In addition to these priorities, the organization is engaged in work concerning agriculture practices, environmental justice, renewable energy, recycling, and international environmental solutions
With dedicated staff working in more than a dozen program areas, we partner with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today. Our work helps safeguard the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places we treasure.
Uganda National Meteorological Authority – UNMA as one of our stakeholders provides authoritative information about the past, present, and future climate, as well as tools to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies by policymakers and businesses
Trees filter the air and stave off the effects of climate change. Trees also reverse the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy, and income to communities.YOFICC has conducted broad tree planting in districts of Kiboga, Mbarara, Hioma, Soroti, Amuria, Moyo, Mubende, Mityana and Kamuli
“Why to briquette” a briquette is a block of carbonized, crushed and compressed organic waste material used as cooking fuel. Briquettes replace the usage of conventional types of fuel such as wood charcoal and firewood, which helps to conserve trees. This helps to prevent releasing too much CO2 into the atmosphere.
One approach YOFICC is using to help Uganda’s youth unemployment crisis is engaging more young people in the agricultural sector. After all, Africa holds half of the world’s uncultivated arable land, with agriculture set to create stable employment for eight million people by 2025. Greater investments in the agriculture value chain could potentially add an additional six million jobs.
YOFICC recycling projects reduce the need for extracting (mining, quarrying, and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. As recycling saves the energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change