In Summary
  • Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya Red Cross and the International  Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to roll out a nationwide project dubbed Sustainable Environment and Restoration Programme.

The Environment ministry has embarked on an ambitious plan to plant 10 billion trees by 2030.

Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya Red Cross and the International  Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to roll out a nationwide project dubbed Sustainable Environment and Restoration Programme.

The project, launched on Tuesday at the Kenya Wildlife Services headquarters in Nairobi, will be guided by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Said Prof Wakhungu: “Conserving our environment  requires such partnerships. Because through combined efforts we can move and change the world. When you move alone, you stumble.”

Kenya Red Cross boss Abbas Gullet said Kenya’s forest cover, at about 6 per cent, was way below the global conventional level of 12 to 16 per cent.

“We need to boost our forest cover to curb famine and drought,” Dr Gullet said.

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