Saturday, February 25, 2017

img_3775The review and progress towards the implementation of the strategic plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and related means of implementations, has been ratified by the Kenyan protocol for full implementation. This was reported by Kenya during the intervention on the Strategic plan for Biodiversity position, while at CBD/COP13, in Cancun, Mexico.

Kenya has however taken note of the analysis of the progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets based on the information provided in the revised and updated National biodiversity Strategies and action plans and the fifth national reports.

Kenya has reported that it has finalized it’s 5th National Report to the convention on Biological Diversity CBD and that is one of the ways of meeting her obligations. The finalized report provides an overview of activities on biodiversity strategic plan (2011-2020) and Aichi Biodiversity targets which were adopted during COP10.

Upon realizing that target 17 was not realized by 2015 as envisaged, Kenya is committed to finalize its NBSAP to meet the said target. Kenya will therefore continue to review and enact statues and regulations and take up necessary measures to ensure that ecosystems are restored and maintained for sustenance ecosystem services.

On realizing that target 10 was also not realized by 2015, a number of actions have been put in place to meet the target. The actions include adaptation of the following statutes;

  • Climate change action plan
  • Climate change act
  • Intercoastal Zone management Action plan
  • Intercoastal management policy
  • Ocean and fisheries policy

The above facts marks the commitment for Kenya in maintaining the integrity of its catchment areas and other important ecosystems for continued provision of Ecosystem goals and services.

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