By Ritah Kemigisa
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has advocated for tree planting at every public or social gathering as a way of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
Kadaga was speaking at a parallel session on the subject of global warming and climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the 20th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, taking place in, India.
The Speaker told the speakers that as a practice, in her constituency, at every marriage, baptism, graduation or public ceremony, trees are planted so as to add to the forest cover.
Kadaga has however decried the cutting of tress by refugees who use them for cooking.
The Chief Justices of the world and legal personalities,who are meeting in India,are discussing governance matters such as the need for reform of the UN system, human rights, rule of law and the need to have a world parliament.