Thursday, May 5, 2016
 CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu, flanked by Head of  EU delegation to Kenya, French Amb. to Kenya, Hon. Dr. Chumo and Mr.  Gathara addressing the high level meeting

CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu, flanked by Head of EU delegation to Kenya, French Amb. to Kenya, Hon. Dr. Chumo and Mr. Gathara addressing the high level meeting

Kenya, having been among the first countries to submit an ambitious  Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC), will take part during this year’s 21st Conference of Parties on Climate Change, commonly referred to as COP 21, that will be held in the city of Paris in France, where it hopes to adopt an ambitious and fair new legally binding international agreement on climate change, that will be applicable to all countries,  Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, Prof. Judi Wakhungu has said.

High level photo - CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu with  Heads of delegations and other senior Govt officials in a memorable  photo

High level photo – CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu with Heads of delegations and other senior Govt officials in a memorable photo

Noting that Kenya’s contribution to the global challenge was low, Prof. Wakhungu said  the Country had taken measures to shield herself against the risks and impacts of climate change such as achieving  a tree cover of at least 10 per cent of the land area, transiting to renewable energy, efficient use of biomass and sustainable  land use management.

Prof. Wakhungu  informed the gathering  that, climate change policy and legal framework were in the final stages of enactment but noted that, climate change was a global challenge that requires global response and actions by all countries and welcomed the recent outcome of the UN summit that adopted the agenda    ‘’ Transforming our world, The 2030  Agenda for Sustainable Development’’, and hoped that, COP 21 will be a defining moment to realize an enhanced action by all that will be ambitious, effective and comprehensive.

Saying it all - Prof. Judi Wakhungu  opening the  high level meeting at the Crowne Plaza, Nbi.

Saying it all – Prof. Judi Wakhungu opening the high level meeting at the Crowne Plaza, Nbi.

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