Uganda: Traders selling firewood at the fish market at Ggaba Landing site on Lake Victoria. Cutting timber for firewood contributes to soil erosin and the silting-up of the Nile river basin / Andy Johnstone - Panos Pictures
Ugandans are looking for alternative fuel. Currently, firewood and wood-based-charcoal are the most popular household fuels. But wood for charcoal is becoming scarcer and demand for it has led to soaring prices and created environmental destruction.
Now a new form of household fuel is being developed to encourage people to stop relying on their forests for energy. Wambi Michael reports.
This feature was created by a fellow from the Climate Change Media Partnership a group made up of Panos, Internews and the International Institute for Environment and Development. You can read all the CCMP features on Panos London here.