Q&A: Climate leaders with answers
Charles Batte is the founder of Tree Adoption Uganda and was named one of the top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders.
Q: What’s the best climate book you would recommend to others? A: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.
Q: Which African country has impressed the most for its green agenda? A: Ethiopia - I believe there is a lot of political commitment they are demonstrating for landscape restoration and their public is responding to it.
Q: What’s your earliest personal memory of the climate crisis? A: My family relied on subsistence farming. One season, we sowed about 20 acres with maize. My mum was certain the harvest would cover school fees. But the rains failed.
Q: What’s the most recent step you’ve taken to help the climate crisis? A: Our TreeAdoption mobile app records tree data on species, GPS coordinates, date of planting, among others. This removes any doubts on the number of trees planted and improves reporting on global reforestation efforts.