The 2020 research, ‘Understanding the impact of a low carbon transition on Uganda’s planned oil industry’ examines the reduction in value of three main assets of Uganda’s oil: the oil fields; the East African Crude Oil Pipeline; and the Hoima oil refinery.
In their analysis, the authors note that since Uganda signed its initial production sharing agreements in 2013, the value of Uganda’s oil reserves has fallen by 70% and if the low-carbon transition continues, the value will drop further by 88%. Read More
In July 2018, the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment shared a review report of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Tilenga oil project with NEMA.
The gaps they noted in the report can be found here:Read More
In March 2019, the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment shared a review report of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Kingfisher oil project with NEMA.
In this review, they shared concerns related to well pads lying near or almost at the shore of Lake Albert, increasing pollution risks to the lake.
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In 2020, the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment shared an Advisory Review of the resubmitted Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project with NEMA.
In this review, NCEA was concerned that while they had suggested a number of changes to the ESIA in a July 2019 review, these were given either partial or insufficient treatment.
They for instance noted insufficient responses to concerns on expectation management, local content and jobs, water and wetland crossings, water use, biodiversity/chimpanzees’ conservation, compensation and resettlement issues and others.
Read their report here:
In 2019, the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment shared an Advisory Review of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project with NEMA.
They noted a number of gaps in the report. These include shortcomings in the proposed technique for water and wetland crossings (open trench). This technique has the potential of significant negative impacts, particularly in wetlands.
They also noted that the number of jobs suitable for local workers is very limited.
Read the report here:
This 2020 map story by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) shows the sensitive and environmental resources that will be affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) in Uganda and Tanzania.
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The Sky’s Limit Africa report shows that while Africa’s extractive sectors employ less than 1% of Africa’s workforce, with few permanent and high-paying jobs going to local populations, the dangers associated with fossil fuel exploitation remain immense.
The authors stress the need to: (a) phase out fossil fuel production; (b) cease fossil fuel finance and; (c) support a just energy transition to renewable energy.
Red the report:Read more