ICPAC: Expect Warmer than Normal Temperatures in Eastern Africa

ICPAC: Expect Warmer than Normal Temperatures in Eastern Africa By Mary Hearty In the next seven days, warmer than normal temperatures are expected over most parts of the Eastern Africa region, according to IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) weekly weather forecast. These areas include southern, western and coastal Sudan, South Sudan, central to […]
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Kenya: Lake Victoria Basin, ASALs Counties Attain 2% Forest Cover

Kenya: Lake Victoria Basin, ASALs Counties Attain 2% Forest Cover By Sharon Atieno Though Kenya has increased its forest cover from 4.18 million hectares by 2010 to 5.22 million hectares in 2021, some counties are still performing poorly in this area. The counties that are performing poorly, at less than 5% forest cover, are mainly […]
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Stockholm+50: Call for Urgent Environmental, Economic Transformation

Stockholm+50: Call for Urgent Environmental, Economic Transformation As the Stockholm +50 came to an end, leaders and experts called for real commitment to urgently address global environmental concerns and for a just transition to sustainable economies that work for all people. The two-day international meeting which ran from 2-3 June, concluded with a statement from […]
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Climate Change Equals Inequality in Africa

Climate Change Equals Inequality in Africa By Albert Nkwasa and Seppe Lampe Climate change is a global crisis, we are all in this together. But we are not in this together equally.  Climate change is mainly caused by greenhouse gas emission of developed nations. However, developing countries, young people and women are much more affected by climate change. […]
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Nyandarua County Launches Forest Landscape Restoration Strategy

Nyandarua County Launches Forest Landscape Restoration Strategy By Sharon Atieno In a first of its kind in Kenya, Nyandarua County has launched its Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Strategy which will run from 2021-2030. With the forest cover in Nyandarua county already surpassing the country’s 7% cover at 20%, the ten- year plan seeks to restore […]
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Kenya Achieves 10% National Tree Cover Target

Kenya Achieves 10% National Tree Cover Target By Sharon Atieno Kenya has reached the 10% national tree cover target and surpassed it, Julius Kamau, Chief Conservator of Forests says. Speaking at Ol-Kalou at the unveiling of Nyandarua County’s Strategic Plan on Forest Landscape Restoration, Kamau said that the country’s tree cover is now at 12%. […]
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Kenya: International NGO, Partners Launch Three Days Water Campaign

Kenya: International NGO, Partners Launch Three Days Water Campaign By Sharon Atieno The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya and its partners have launched a three day awareness raising campaign for water in Naivasha under the theme: Water is everybody’s business. The campaign, running from 23rd-25th May, focuses on reminding the public of the incredible […]
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Solid Waste Management, Still a Concern in African Cities

Solid Waste Management, Still a Concern in African Cities By Evance Odhiambo Solid waste management in African countries remains a serious challenge with available data by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) showing that the Sub-Saharan Africa alone generates approximately 180 million tonnes annually in the Sub-Saharan Africa yet only 11% is disposed of properly. According […]
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