Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu with the Danish Amb. to Kenya, H.E. Mette Kundsen and other development partners during the launch of the GESIP and SAG.

A transition to a sustainable development pathway is urgently needed if Kenya’s economic growth is to be protected from the growing climate and environmental threats, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu has said.

Speaking during the launch of the Kenya Green Economy Strategy Plan (GESIP) and the Switch Africa Green (SAG) networking forum, under the theme “Accelerating transition to an Inclusive Green Economy in Kenya” at the Kenya Forest Headquarters, Karura, Prof. Wakhungu noted that, the transition to an inclusive green economy, presents numerous opportunities for Kenya, and has the potential to unlock a new growth trajectory and spur to sustainability the country’s economic development.

Noting that the country’s transition to a green development pathway has been well anchored in the National Climate Change Response Strategy, the National Climate Change Action Plan and the Climate Change Act, Prof. Wakhungu called for concerted efforts to be made by all stakeholders to transform their respective actions to conform to a green economy regime.

Addressing the same function, the Danish Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Mette Kundsen noted that, sustainable economic development was now a key goal of many governments around the world, as failure to find ways to grow their economies in a more sustainable and inclusive way, was a sure way of facing a future of increasing resource scarcity and competition, continued environmental degradation, and unabated climate change impacts, which could potentially be catastrophic.

The launch was also attended by the Secretary of Administration in the Ministry, Mr. William Kiprono, and representatives of GIZ, Nature Kenya, UN-Environment, ADB and the European Union Commission, among others…….

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CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu listening keenly to Mr. John Kioli from the KCCWG when she toured the exhibitions after launching the GESIP and SAG.DSC_0146

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