Sunday, July 12, 2020
PS Dr Chris Kiptoo speaks  at his office during the recording of the World Meteorological Day message with Kenya Meteorological technical staff. The message will be shared virtually following the government directive that banned social gathering in the wake of the Corana virus pandemic.

PS Dr Chris Kiptoo speaks at his office during the recording of the World Meteorological Day message with Kenya Meteorological technical staff. The message will be shared virtually following the government directive that banned social gathering in the wake of the Corana virus pandemic.

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo has said the Government recognises the challenges of climate change with regard to water availability and has been working to integrate climate information into Government policies.

In his message today during the mark of the World Meteorological Day (WMD), the PS noted that the effect of climate change is already altering the amount, distribution, timing, and quality of available water.
He said that the theme for this year’s WMD – “Climate and Water”-  is relevant to Kenya considering that water is one of most important commodities that support most social and economic activities.
“Water users – from Kenyan communities, to industries, to ecosystems – are in turn affected since their activities and functions depend, either directly or indirectly, on water, “ said the PS.
To address  challenges arising from climate change, such as water scarcity,Dr. Kiptoo said the government has in the last decade developed a number of policy documents which include: the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) in year 2010, National Climate Change Action Plan and The National Adaptation Plan.
He said; “It is clear, therefore, that Kenya has taken significant steps towards developing policies that resonate with the WMD 2020 theme on “Climate and Water.”
“As we celebrate the World Meteorological Day today, I call on all Kenyans to use weather and climate information from the Kenya Meteorological Department to improve their preparedness and response to climate change impacts,” said Dr. Kiptoo.
PS Dr Chris Kiptoo at his office during the recording of the World Meteorological Day message with Kenya Meteorological technical staff.

PS Dr Chris Kiptoo at his office during the recording of the World Meteorological Day message with Kenya Meteorological technical staff.

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