"We have committed ourselves to conserving
Scientists estimate some 20 percent of net global emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas blamed for climate change, are caused by deforestation, because trees suck carbon from the atmosphere. Experts say Mabira sinks millions of tons of carbon.
A spokesman for Museveni, Tamale Mirundi, told Reuters new land must be found for the sugarcane. "If the government finds an alternative, I don't think the president has any special interest in pursuing this," he said. The government is trying to draw up maps of land available to investors in