Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, PS Environment and Forestry when he addressed roundtable meeting of development partners to discuss the Ministry’s Priority Investment Areas at a Nairobi hotel.

The Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed has called for collaboration by all stakeholders to develop innovations to address emerging environmental challenges.

He said climate change, pollution, degradation of biodiversity, renewable energy and research were some of the pressing environmental challenges facing Kenya’s growth and economic development.

“Realization of the country’s development goals and priorities as anchored in the vision2030 and the country’s Big Four Agenda is highly dependent on the sustainable management of the environment” the PS noted.

Dr Mohamed was speaking this morning at a Nairobi hotel during a development partner’s round table meeting where the Ministry enumerated its priority investment areas for sustainable management of the environment.

The meeting organized by the Ministry through National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) aims at seeking funding from development partners to support projects in the five thematic areas.

During the meeting it emerged that Kenya lost 18,000 lives annually due to respiratory ailments caused by massive pollution.

The meeting was attended by officials from the African Development Bank (AfDB) European Union (EU), Netherlands Embassy, JICA, DANIDA, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) Embassy, Italian Embassy ,Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), UN Environment, World Wide Fund (WWF) Council of Governors (COG), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) among others.

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