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Kenyan campaigner urges action on climate crisis in coastal region

Mithika Mwenda

Kenya should intensify action on the climate crisis in the coastal region that has disrupted livelihoods of predominantly fishing and pastoralist communities, Nairobi-based Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) says. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda “We have seen rapid deforestation, which has reduced forests and coastal wetlands, endangered biodiversity, human livelihoods and wildlife,’’ Mithika Mwenda, ...

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AstraZeneca to plant 120,000 trees to reforest Kenyan community

AstraZeneca reforestation initiative

A collaboration involving biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, and Global EverGreening Alliance intends to restore degraded agricultural and forest lands through the planting of 120,000 trees in Kenya. Launch of the AstraZeneca reforestation initiative of 120,000 trees featuring officials of the Kenyan Ministry of Environment, the Kajiado County Government and the Global EverGreening Alliance The reforestation initiative, which aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability ...

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Kenya’s elephant number rises at 2.8% annually as poaching declines

elephant ivory

 Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades. Poaching: Forest elephants are poached for their ivory and skin, and threatened with extinction This is as poaching is declining, a wildlife research institute said on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The State-owned Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) said that ...

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Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding themselves from one lockdown to another since the COVID-19 got first reported in Wuhan China in early 2020. Dr Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Although Covid-19 has not shown signs to discriminate ...

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Kenyan scholar urges African countries to adopt measures to curb temperature rise

Shem Wandiga

A Kenyan scholar on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 urged African countries to put solid measures in place to curb rise in temperatures, saying the continent could suffer water stress due to overheating. Prof. Shem Wandiga Shem Wandiga, Professor of Chemistry and a former Acting Director in the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) at the University of Nairobi, said ...

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COP26: Kenya urges Africa to adopt common stance on climate change

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 called on Africa to develop a common position ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta who spoke in Nairobi when he chaired a virtual meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on climate change stressed the negative impacts of climate change on ...

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World’s first boat made from recycled plastic starts sailing in Kenya

Flipflopi

Flipflopi, the world’s first boat made from recycled plastic, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 started sailing around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya to spread awareness on hazards posed by non-biodegradable material to the environment. The Flipflopi With support from the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) clean seas campaign, the boat that is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic will cover ...

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Adoption of fingerling production technologies transforms livelihoods in Kenya

Zinath Deen

Zinath Deen is a fish farmer from Vihiga County in Western Kenya. Zinath Deen on her fish farm She has been practicing fish farming since 2012 in her farm called Tigoi Fish Farm. What began as a hobby for her later transformed into full-fledged business. Over the years, Zinath has been struggling to produce fingerlings due to inadequate information and ...

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Kenya still at risk despite UN plastics nod – Greenpeace

Plastic pollution

In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against plastic pollution and among the first countries in East Africa to sign the Clean Seas initiative. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Kenya banned the ...

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Kenya launches $34.5m project to boost climate resilience in arid lands

Ukur Yatani

Kenya on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 launched a project worth about $34.5 million (3.4 billion shillings) to boost climate resilience in eleven arid and semi-arid counties. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning Ukur Yatani, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning, said this in Nairobi. Yatani said the project, dubbed “Towards Ending Drought Emergencies” (TWENDE), ...

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