Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Members of the Senate and National Assembly  Committee’s , Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo together with  Danish  MP Ms Karen Ellenmann during the visit at Danish Parliament.

Members of the Senate and National Assembly Committee’s , Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo together with Danish MP Ms Karen Ellenmann during the visit at Danish Parliament.

A section of Danish Members of Parliament have lauded Kenya for its efforts in curbing pollution, following the ban  on the single use plastics and the successful push that saw the passing of the UNEA Resolution, to ‘End Plastic Pollution.

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Members of the Senate and National Assembly  Committee’s , Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo together with  Danish  MP Ms Karen Ellenmann during the visit at Danish Parliament.

Members of the Senate and National Assembly Committee’s , Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo together with Danish MP Ms Karen Ellenmann during the visit at Danish Parliament.

met with members of the Strategic Sector Coperation Steering Committee who were on study visit in Denmark, MP Ms Karen Ellenmann and a former Minister of Environment said Kenya has made impressive steps in meeting its global obligations such as curbing pollution and setting ambitious National Determined Contributions.

She said the Danish government faces similar challenges which need collaborations to learn and share experiences, and added that passing of laws is easy and implementation becomes an uphill task.
Liberal Party MP Rasmus Peterson said there is need to raise awareness for all sectors to take up waste as a resource in order to ensure a clean healthy environment.
Environment and Forestry PS Dr Chris Kiptoo who was the head of the delegation appreciated the Danish Government for supporting the government in the environment sector through the Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) Initiative 1 and 2 and the Green Growth and Employment Program which have contributed to the development of the Sustainable Waste Management Bill.
Parliamentary Vice Chair of Environment Committee Hon Paul Nzengi said the study is an eye opener on ideas to be implemented and that the legislation will collaborate with NEMA and private sector to ensure  its implemented.
Former Danish Minister for Environment Ms Kirsten Brosbol challenged  law makers to be accountable and ensure law passed have a global perspective with likely implications especially on global responsibilities such as reduction of carbon foot prints and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The team comprising of SSC steering working group was invited to Danish Parliament to share experiences on legislation process in the study aimed at learning  on best practices in regulation and guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and waste management.
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