Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Environment and forestry CS Keriako Tobiko giving his remarks during an official launch of, ‘Strengthening Planning (SNAP) Project in Kenya

Environment and forestry CS Keriako Tobiko giving his remarks during an official launch of, ‘Strengthening Planning (SNAP) Project in Kenya

Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko has called for a collaborative approach in addressing maters of climate change if the country is to succeed in her strategies to addressing impact of climate change.

CS Tobiko said that it was only through concerted efforts that we as a country can make meaning full gains in our pursuit to mitigate the impact of climate change, calling on researchers to share the numerous reports written over the years that are yet to be implemented, hence creating a missing linking. Adding that it was imperative to work and that we cannot achieve much if we continue working silos, urging stakeholders to share information and data towards the worthy cause.

The CS challenged researchers to avail empirical data to enhance comprehensive information in an endeavour to bridging science and policy, which he said has been an impediment in our efforts to significantly reduce the impact of climate change. “we need to bridge science and policy; researchers develop reports but what happens to those reports, we must ensure that results of research and expertise gets into policy, there is therefore need for an interface between science and policy makers if the results are to be implementation, adding that if we do not stop bridging science and policy then we are in a crisis, we must move policy into action” CS Tobiko affirmed.

CS Tobiko was speaking at a Naivasha Hotel today, during an official launch of, ‘Strengthening National Action Planning (SNAP) Project on Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutant in Kenya’, organized by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), to share information on how best to reduce and mitigate air pollutants in the country.

The CS pledged his total support in matters of environment and climate change in respect to a clean and safe air safe from contamination by industrialists, calling for simplification of terminologies for ease of communication, visible and measurable impact on the ground.

CS Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko sitted at the center posses for a group photo during an official launch of, ‘Strengthening Planning (SNAP) Project in Kenya

CS Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko sitted at the center posses for a group photo during an official launch of, ‘Strengthening Planning (SNAP) Project in Kenya

CS Tobiko hailed God’s creation adding that God created the earth and all that is in it and created man as a custodian to use the natural resources sustainable, but due to greed, man has destroyed the resources for personal gains at the expense of other God’s creation the animals, plants and waterbodies including air.

The greed of man has contributed adversely to environmental destruction, land degradation, loss of bio diversity, pollution of water bodies and air; thus, exposing nature to the effect global warming and thus adverse impact of climate change that must be addressed by all.

The launch was also addressed by Dr. Philip Osano the Director SEI took the meeting through the Project’s objective on Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). The Nairobi County Head of Air Quality Management Margaret Kariuki gave a comprehensive presentation on Environment and Natural Resources, and the strategies the County was pursuing to ensure quality air through the Air Quality Initiatives (Policy), Bills and Action Plans.

Present were Director Climate Change Dr. Pacifica Ogola, and Head of Legal Annie Syombua among others.,

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