Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 CS,Prof. Judi Wakhungu  flanked by team  from her Ministry poses for a group photo with the delegation from  University of  Leicester, UK

CS,Prof. Judi Wakhungu flanked by team from her Ministry poses for a group photo with the delegation from University of Leicester, UK

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources will partner with institutions of higher learning in the field of environment in order to develop a satellite enabled forest monitoring for REDD+, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu has said.

Speaking in her NHIF office when she received the Director, center for landscape and climate research, university of Leicester, Prof.  Heiko Baleter, Prof. Wakhungu noted that, deforestation and forest

Bilerteral talks- CS, Prof. Wakhungu addressing the  delegation from Leicester University in her office

Bilerteral talks- CS, Prof. Wakhungu addressing the delegation from Leicester University in her office

degradation account for nearly 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the global transportation sector.

Karibu - CS, Prof. Wakhungu receiving Prof.Heiko  Balzter from the University of Leicester  as an official from the UK  embassy looks on

Karibu – CS, Prof. Wakhungu receiving Prof.Heiko Balzter from the University of Leicester as an official from the UK embassy looks on

Noting that Forest ecosystems play a crucial role in global biogeochemical cycles and in stabilizing the climate system, the Cabinet Secretary called for closer cooperation between her Ministry and the University of Leicster.

The Director, Kenya Forest Service, Mr. Emilio Mugo and the Natural Resources Secretary  in the Ministry, Mr. Gideon Gathaara attended.

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