Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Danish Minister for Environment Ms Lea Wermelin (middle), and other government officials during the meeting.

Danish Minister for Environment Ms Lea Wermelin (middle), and other government officials during the meeting.

Ministry of Environment and Forestry PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo held a meeting with Danish Minister for Environment Ms Lea Wermelin to discuss on common areas of interest in the environment sector.

PS Kiptoo said Kenya’s priority areas are focused on green economy and implementation of plan 2016-2030 which aims at achieving low carbon, resource efficiency, equitable and inclusive social economic transformation.
The PS was speaking when members of the Strategic Sector Coperation (SSC) steering committee members and Members of the Parliamentary Committee’s on Environment paid a courtesy call to the Minister, at the Ministry of Environment office in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Kiptoo said through joint cooperation between private sector, NEMA and Danish government Kenya has been able to to come up with the Sustainable Waste Management Policy 2021 and the Extended Producer Responsibilit, all aimed achieving waste circularity.

Members of the Kenyan Delegation led by Environment PS Dr Chris Kiptoo and  Danish Minister for Environment Ms Lea Wermelin during the session meant to educate on implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations.

Members of the Kenyan Delegation led by Environment PS Dr Chris Kiptoo and Danish Minister for Environment Ms Lea Wermelin during the session meant to educate on implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations.

“The visit for participants has been instrumental in exposing them to policies legislation and good large scale circular economy practices, we appreciate the support of the Danish government in enable us development the waste management policy, which we look forward to implement” , said the PS.
On Her part, the Minister said Kenya ???????? and Denmark ???????? enjoy cordial relations, which the two countries will continue fostering and commended the Ministry for the steps taken especially the ban on single use plastics and for coming up with the Resolution to ban plastics adopted at UNEA.
“Kenya should be able to implement the Solid Waste Management Bill, this will give opportunities for Kenyan Companies to uptake the technology to upscale their recycling activities, “She said.
She urged the Kenya private sector to be inspired by the available solutions in waste management in order to achieve good sustainable practices to safe guard the future, and commended Kenya for hosting a successful UNEA 5.2 and the UNEP@50.
Senate Chairman Committee on Environment, Nyandarua Senator Hon. Paul Githiomi exuded confidence that the senate will pass the bill and added that the study visit was an eye opener on technological innovation which will solve the waste menace.
Below a visit to one of the waste management facilities in Denmark by the Kenyan Delegation

Below a visit to one of the waste management facilities in Denmark by the Kenyan Delegation

During the session technical officers from Denmark Ministry of Environment engaged the Kenyan team on how to implement the EPR Waste Management Policy.

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