Trapped in the Buffer Zone: Uganda forest communities cast aside in the fight against climate change

Annika McGinnis

By Annika McGinnis
An InfoNile Original Investigation

On the shores of Lake Victoria, southeastern Uganda, a Norwegian timber plantation sells carbon credits on the international carbon market as part of the global effort to fight climate change.

Climate finance was designed to bring money and development to the local communities that host such major tree-growing projects. But in Bukaleba Forest Reserve, four communities that have lived on the land for generations are struggling to survive.

Production of this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and IHE Delft Global Partnership for Water and Development