Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo speaks during a media briefing on the upcoming UNEA-5. He said UNEA  will set priorities for global environmental policies, catalyze intergovernmental action on the environment and provide an opportunity for peoples to help design solutions for environmental challenges.

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo speaks during a media briefing on the upcoming UNEA-5. He said UNEA will set priorities for global environmental policies, catalyze intergovernmental action on the environment and provide an opportunity for peoples to help design solutions for environmental challenges.

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo has said the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) will set priorities for global environmental policies, catalyze intergovernmental action on the environment and provide an opportunity for peoples to help design solutions for environmental challenges.

Speaking in Nairobi during a media briefing on the upcoming UNEA5, PS Dr. Kiptoo said understanding the current environmental challenges and addressing them will accelerate achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Africa Union Agenda 2063 and Kenya’s Vision 2030.

He said UNEA5 will provide an opportunity for Member States and Stakeholders to take steps towards building back better and greener world by ensuring that investments in post COVID-19 economic recovery contribute to sustainable development.

Dr. Kiptoo said, the government of Kenya  is at the forefront in implementation of multilateral environmental agreements , through several measures /actions such as strengthening of policy and institutional frameworks, development and implementation of frameworks for conservation, protection and sustainable management of environment and natural resources, pollution prevention and Climate change mitigation and Adaptation including use of local and indigenous knowledge, through the updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held virtually from 22 to 23 February 2021 under the theme “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.

 

PS Kiptoo said the theme calls for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and invest in nature-based solutions to achieve the SDGs in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental).

 

Foreign Affairs PS Ambassador Macharia Kamau called for strengthening of environmental activities and programs in order to achieve sustainable development goals.

Foreign Affairs PS Ambassador Macharia Kamau called for strengthening of environmental activities and programs in order to achieve sustainable development goals.

Foreign Affairs PS Ambassador Macharia Kamau called for strengthening of environmental activities and programs in order to achieve sustainable development goals, saying Kenya should take advantage of the presence on United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi to drive the global policy on environment and build its status to global standard city.

Ambassador Kamau regretted that human activities continue to be detrimental to the environment, as evidenced through pollution, drying up of rivers and other effects emanating from global warming.

UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Joyce Musya said UNEA5 will offer leadership dialogue during the Assembly to promote an interactive high-level discussion on the contribution of the environmental dimension of sustainable development to building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world.

 

UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Joyce Musya speaking during the media briefing. She said  UNEA5 will offer leadership dialogue during the Assembly to promote an interactive high-level discussion on the contribution of the environmental dimension of sustainable development to building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world.

UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Joyce Musya speaking during the media briefing. She said UNEA5 will offer leadership dialogue during the Assembly to promote an interactive high-level discussion on the contribution of the environmental dimension of sustainable development to building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world.

She told the media that the session will provide an opportunity for Member States and Stakeholders to take steps towards building back better and greener by ensuring that investments in post COVID-19 economic recovery contribute to sustainable development, and emerging issues such as COVID-19 calls for multilateral action

 

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