× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Cartoons Lifestyle Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Ramadhan Special Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×

LVBC acquires Sh870 million in fresh fight against climate change

NYANZA
By Harold Odhiambo | June 27th 2018
Executive Secretary of Lake Victoria Basin Commission Ali Said Matano addresses a gathering from member states in Kisumu. [Denish Ochieng/Standard]

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission has acquired Sh500 million to address climate change in the region.

The commission's executive secretary, Ali Matano (pictured), said the funds were acquired in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme to help in conservation efforts.

The funds will complement another Sh370 million that the commission has acquired from World Bank to promote green culture and control pollution from private companies in five East African states.

The region has been at the receiving end of nature’s fury.

“We recently witnessed the worst floods in recent times and are almost certain that this will be followed by a drought. There is an urgent need to address adaptation to climate change,” said Dr Matano.

Among the areas that the commission will focus on are the Mt Elgon transboundary ecosystem as well Lake Rweru, which straddles Rwanda and Burundi.

In a separate interview, Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Charles Sunkuli told The Standard that as part of efforts to minimise the effects of climate change, Kenya would continue a campaign to boost forest cover.

“We are concerned with the negative effect that climate change has had in the region," he said.

Take a quick survey and help us improve our website!

Take a survey
Share this story
To fight drought, involve communities
According to the latest information from the Meteorological Department, rainfall will be poorly distributed in April, May and June, and this will have a serious impact on agriculture
I eagerly await my baby's first steps
Spina Bifida, and though rare in the general population, it is the most common neural tube defect in the world
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS

Feedback