Rachel Ruto Supports Cabinet's Tree Planting Resolution

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First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto on Friday re-emphasized the recent Cabinet order to plant between 200 and 500 trees at all state functions.

She said the directive was in line with the Government's commitment to planting 15 billion trees by 2030.

She made the remarks today when she presided over the Supporting Kenya's Leadership in Adaptation event at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in Kabete, Nairobi.

Kenyan First Lady said she was committed to leading a campaign to empower women through climate action initiatives, Faith Diplomacy, and Economic Empowerment through environmental interventions.

During the function, the Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya said that financial support must be channeled to reach vulnerable communities. The climate adaptation policies must move beyond planning into implementation.

Tuya added that the country needs to chart a resilient pathway that minimizes inequity, conflicts, and development challenges that may constrain communities' ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

"let's also work towards mobilising our efforts towards operationalizing the loss and damage fund that was agreed in COP27, to cushion our population from the impacts of climate change", said Tuya.

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