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Forests could stem Climate chaos

By Henry Opondo Continued forest destruction is a sure path to crippling weather events, water and air pollution and economic woes, Global climate experts have warned. The latest climate science offers compelling proof that shifting away from unsustainable food production and consumption approaches built on forest destruction—from knocking down trees to grow palm oil to

Climate Change: Greenpeace claims IPCC to expose reality of deforestation

The state of the climate crisis on land and the urgent need to protect forests and shift our global food system to sustainability is expected to be laid bare in an upcoming authoritative UN report on Climate Change and Land. Ahead of the IPCC session in Geneva, Greenpeace Africa Senior Forest Campaign Manager Irene Wabiwa

CSOs oppose Kenya’s nuclear energy future

The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) has contracted China National Nuclear Corporation to determine the most suitable location to construct a nuclear power plant in the next 8-10 years.  The Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, and Lake Turkana have been identified as top contenders for hosting Kenya’s first nuclear power plant. This week, President Uhuru

Climate Change: Kenya promises to work with CSOs

The Ministry of Environment has promised support for all the work by CSOs and indigenous people geared towards enriching the environment. Speaking today when he opened the Regional Dialogue for Indigenous Peoples and Southern CSOs, Kenyan Forestry and Environment Minister Keriako Tobiko praised the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Executive Director Mithika Mwenda and encouraged

What room for ruminants in a sustainable food future? 

Leading scientists meet to assess the climate impact of the agri-food sector in a review of sustainable eating habits… In the climate change debate, the environmental footprint of agriculture is often under discussion, with much of the recent discourse around food focusing on the potential impact of cattle. However, not all information in circulation stands

Greenpeace Africa lauds Tanzania’s ban on plastic bags

Tanzania has announced a nationwide ban on the use of plastic bags starting from June 1, 2019. Tanzania follows similar steps by Kenya and Rwanda; to phase out non-biodegradable plastics in an attempt to tackle plastic pollution. Reacting to this news, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “Greenpeace Africa welcomes the decision

African Forest Forum to mark 10 years

By Adelyn Wangusi The African Forest Forum (AFF) is commemorating a decade of its work on African forestry in Nairobi, Kenya. Since its establishment, the African Forest Forum (AFF) has provided a bridge between science-based knowledge and good policies to support sustainable forest management; effectively working within a science-policy-management framework. “We started this journey on December 06,

Blue Economy: Busia County to promote bamboo growing

By Checky Abuje Kenya’s focus on the blue economy is now getting on track with the adoption of the strategy by the department of Kenya Forestry Services Busia County which has chosen to advance the planting of bamboo planting along the River Nzoia bed. Speaking to Africa Science News reporter at the border county of

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