Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The CS Prof Judi Wakhungu, (right) and Principal Secretary Dr. Margaret Mwakima (center) briefs the Media on the importance of the launched forest and landscape restoration program.

The CS Prof Judi Wakhungu, (right) and Principal Secretary Dr. Margaret Mwakima (center) briefs the Media on the importance of the launched forest and landscape restoration program.

The Cabinet Secretary Prof.Judi Wakhungu called for co-operation and coordination amongst all stakeholders to restore degraded forest and other landscapes in order to reduce poverty, Improve food security and address the problem of climate change by conserving valued biodiversity.

Wakhungu said this while launching the forest and landscape Restoration program at Hotel Intercontinental, adding that the program will resonate extremely to National aspirations as   expressed in vision 2030, in Agriculture, environment climate change and forest policies and legislation.

She noted that the Government has already committed 5.1 million hectares of deforested and degraded forest and other landscapes for restoration by the year 2030. “The commitment is directly linked to climate change (NDC) and the National forestry aspirations including the minimum 10% forest cover”, CS added.

Launch of Forest and Landscape Restoration Program 08 /09 /2016

Launch of Forest and Landscape Restoration Program 08 /09 /2016

Wakhungu said that the program shall not involve the National Government alone, but will incorporate all stakeholders like county Governments, Universities, NGOS, Community Groups and the private Sector in reversing ecosystem  degradation and live in amore verdant and productive world.

On her part, the Principal Secretary for Natural Resources Dr. Margaret Mwakima reiterated the CS’ remarks that the program presented an opportunity to demonstrate the success of a collaborative approach to natural resources and environmental conservation.

Also present during the launch were the Chairman Kenya Forest board of Directors Mr. Peter Kinyua, KFS Director Emilio Mugo and the Conservation Secretary Mr. Gideon Gathaara.

 

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