Monday, February 19, 2018
CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu gives her remarks at Hotel Intercontinental where she officiated the launch of 2016 African Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference on 21 Nov 2016

CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu gives her remarks at Hotel Intercontinental where she officiated the launch of 2016 African Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference on 21 Nov 2016

The Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu has said that Kenya is a great supporter of Ecosystems economic program by playing a major role in passing the resolutions including me one on Natural Capital during UNEAII. She said that the Government of Kenya supports the innovative programs of the UN Environment like VANTAGE (Valuation and Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy).

Speaking during her official launch of the 2016 African Ecosystem Services partnership conference at Hotel Intercontinental, Prof. Wakhungu said Kenya has put in place policy frameworks that address protection and preservation of ecosystem services, included the minimum target of 10% forest cover in vision 2030. She also said that the Kenya water towers management program which is aimed at protecting and preserving the five water towers in the country is also one of the policy frameworks to address protection and preservation of ecosystem services.

Participants of just launched Conference of 2016 African Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference

Participants of just launched Conference of 2016 African Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference

CS said that because Kenya faces a couple of environmental issues like deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water shortage, flooding, poaching, it has resolved to undertake the restoration of 5.1 million hectares of degraded lands through tree based restoration including agro forestry. “This initiative is part of Kenya’s involvement in the AFR IOO initiative,” she added.img_3395

 

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