By Annika McGinnis January 15, 2020

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 the case of Bukaleba Forest Reserve, four communities that have lived on the land for generations are struggling to survive.

This story by Annika McGinnis was supported with funding from the Pulitzer Center and IHE Delft Global Partnership for Water and Development.

Water Journalists Africa, established in 2011 as a not-for-profit media organization, boasts a membership of journalists hailing from 50 African countries, dedicated to reporting on water, climate change,...

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