Friday, August 17, 2018

PS, Mr. Sunkuli presiding over the Kenya Climate Change Action Plan workshop at the hotel intercont.

The Ministry of Environment will accelerate the updating of action plans to implement climate change obligations across the country, the Principal Secretary Mr. Charles Sunkuli has disclosed.

He said that a multi-stakeholder task force was already in place and would formulate a new National Climate Change Action plan in six months to enable the country mitigate against challenges of climate change. The updated action plan is expected to start in 2018 and run to 2022.

The PS noted that the action plan will help Kenya implement its nationally determined contributions to the Paris Climate Change Agreement through mitigation by reducing the country’s green house gases emission by 30 percent by 2030.

PS chairing the KCCAP meeitig, flanked by head of env. section, German Embassy, Ms. Mirriam Ott.

Kenya is among countries that signed the agreement in 2015 binding them to reduce global warming to below 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C.

Said Mr. Sunkuli “ Kenya has demonstrated leadership in mitigation against climate change by initiating renewable energy programs, drought management, climate smart agriculture and disbursing climate change funds to five counties of  makueni, Wajir, Kitui, Garissa and Isiolo.

PS, Sunkuli, PS, Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Nancy Karigithu(left) and COG CEO, Jacquiline Mogeni sharing during the CCAP meeting

The PS was addressing a development partners coordination meeting held at a Nairobi hotel. He thanked them for pledging to support various activities towards low carbon climate resilient development. Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark, the World Bank, African Development Bank were among those represented.

The climate change Act 2016, emphasizes mainstreaming of climate change across all sectors and levels of government through regulatory framework that sets mechanisms to improve resilience and promotes low carbon development.

Mr. Sunkuli told the meeting that in mainstreaming the climate change across sectors, emphasis will be made to align it to the country’s third medium term planning and the counties integrated development plan.

A cross section of donors during the KCCAP meeting following the proceedingsDSC_0439

During the meeting, Miriam Ott from German Embassy spoke on behalf of the development partners while the Committee of Governors was represented by the Chief Executive officer Jackline Mogeni.

 

 

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