Environment And Natural Resources Development Partners And Donor Working Hold A Group Meeting

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The Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, on Wednesday, lauded the achievements made over the last few months by the Development Partners and the Donor working group in the Forestry and Environment sector.

Dr. Kiptoo said that with regard to the commitments to climate actions, biodiversity conservation, forest and landscape restoration, waste management, pollution and other environmental challenges, the two groups had done a commendable job.

The PS made the remarks at Windsor Hotel in Nairobi when he addressed a meeting convened by the development partners and donors to review their commitments to the Environment and Forestry sector and preparedness for COP 27 to be held in November this year.

"We are being called upon to be responsible ecological citizens by deepening our commitment to protect our valued landscapes. This we can by increasing our ambitions in climate change response, scaling up afforestation and reforestation programs, rehabilitation and restoration of degraded forest landscapes, investments in circular economy and waste management", PS said.

He said that these developments are anchored in several key policies, including the Climate Change Policy and Act, 2016, National Environmental Policy and the Environmental Management and Conservation Act (1999), The National Forest Programme, 2016-2030, as the broad framework for guiding forestry development in the country and the Forest Conservation and Management Act (FCMA) 2016.

Among the key development partners and donors who attended the round table meeting included; the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Environmental Programme(UNDP) UK PACT, among others.

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