Friday, November 22, 2019

CS Tobiko addressing the parcicipants during thy workshop

Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has called on disadvantaged African countries to develop a common position in the upcoming 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to seek  favorable policy and funding to mitigate effects of climate change.

The CS said today that 80% of Green House Gases (GHG) come from developed countries, while Africa generates 4%, and it bears the burden of  the negative effects of climate change.
Mr.Tobiko was speaking today, when he opened the Regional Dialogue on Indigenous People and Southern Civil Society Organizations Workshop on REDD+ at SafariPark Hotel Nairobi.
‪He said that the common position will also help to enforce the polluter pay policy , for the industrialized countries to take action to mitigate effects of climate change.
The CS said that nature based solutions will provide answers to climate change challenges.
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) programme aims at providing forest -dependent indigenous people.
The CS raised a red flag that the county’s forests cover continue to be depleted at an alarming rate, saying the role of indigenous communities in conservation cannot be underscored.
After opening the workshop , the CS with the delegates drawn from different African countries planted to over 240 trees at Karura Forest.
FCPF is a global partnership of governments , businesses ,civil society  organisations and Indigenous People (IPs) focused on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

CS Keriako Tobiko assisting a delegate to plant a tree at Karura forest

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