By Dickson Ndugwa
The European Union ambassador in Uganda, Jan Sadek, has pledged to support and participate in climate change awareness in Uganda.
He made the pledge on June 4, 2023 at the second edition of the Environment and Climate Change Awareness marathon organised by Bismac Moses Amumpaire at the Uganda Museum in Kampala.
Sadek arrived at the venue at 7:00m on a bike, where he flagged off the marathon held under the theme Beat Plastic Pollution For a Sustainable Future.
“I would like to thank Africa Initiatives For Tourism for organising this initiative for a greener future. Together, we can drive the necessary transformations, embrace clean technologies and foster resilience in the face of climate change. I assure you that the European Union will stand firmly with you in this noble endeavor,” said Sadek.
Members of the various organisations, including UN Women, UNESCO, Red Cross, Care International and National Forestry Authority alongside Vibrant UPDF Air force Band and many others took part in the Climate Change Awareness Marathon. They went for 10km.
In the afternoon, the marathon came to an end at Uganda Museum. All participants were given certificates and a tree symbolising their commitment to nurture a green planet.
One of the highlights of the marathon was to interact and to conduct discussions with environment experts on renewable energy, waste management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation.
Participants left with renewed inspiration and determination to incorporate sustainable practices into their lives and communities.