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Kenya needs Sh1.8tr for climate agenda

By Protus Onyango | July 29th 2016
Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu

Kenya needs Sh1.8 trillion to implement climate change programmes up to 2030. This translates to Sh495 billion for the next five years.

Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu revealed this when she launched the Kenya Second National Communication Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Kenyatta Conference and Convention Centre (KICC) Thursday.

Noting that climate change is the most serious environmental challenge facing the world today, the CS said the Government has taken measures to secure the country's development against the risks and impacts of climate change.

"Kenya is highly vulnerable to climate change and Government is mobilising and leveraging resources to strengthen resilience and reduce green house gas emissions. Government has enacted Climate Change Act, 2016 which provides a regulatory framework for enhanced response to achieve low carbon climate resilient development," Ms Wakhungu said.

She noted that Government has identified nine areas where urgent mitigation actions should be undertaken using the billions of shillings required.

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