Strategic Recognition for Sand, Actions across Sectors Needed

Strategic Recognition for Sand, Actions across Sectors Needed By Sharon Atieno With sand being the world’s second most exploited resource after water, countries have been urged to use this resource wisely. “To achieve sustainable development, we need to drastically change the way we produce, build and consume products, infrastructures and services. Our sand resources are […]
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UN Convention to Combat Desertification joins Global Landscapes Forum

UN Convention to Combat Desertification joins Global Landscapes Forum By Sharon Atieno The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has joined the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) as its 33rd Charter Member. This move comes at a time when drought and desertification continue to  pose a serious threat to the African continent. As of 19th […]
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Weekly Forecast: Rainfall, Moderate Temperatures Expected over Most Parts of Kenya

Weekly Forecast: Rainfall, Moderate Temperatures Expected over Most Parts of Kenya In the next seven days (12-18 April, 2022), most parts of the country are likely to experience rainfall, with moderate temperatures during the day and night, according to the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) weekly forecast. These areas include the Highlands East of the Rift […]
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Kenya: Credit Tanks Improving Accessibility to Water in Makueni Villages

By Thomas Muia With a population of 987,653 people, water coverage in Makueni County remains very low at only 35.6%. Of this, only three out of 10 households are connected to piped water, while the remaining rely on unimproved water sources, according to a World Bank Makueni Countywide Inclusive Sanitation situation analysis report. Eunice Nduku, […]
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Environmental Data System to Mark UNEP’s 50 Years

By Aziza Atieno In a bid to enable easy access of quality and validated information on environmental data, the United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP) has launched the World Environmental Situation Room(WESR). Celebrating the milestones made by UNEP, the WESR is a federated data system which was designed as a UNEP at 50 initiative for the next […]
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UNEA 5: World Edges Closer to Ending Plastic Pollution

By Sharon Atieno As the three-day United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meeting concluded, it brought the world closer to beating plastic pollution with nations endorsing a resolution to deal with the issue while committing to develop a legally binding document by 2024. The historic resolution, titled “End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument” is made […]
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UNEP-Flipflopi Partnership to Map Marine Litter in Indian Ocean

By Aziza Atieno Creators of the Flipflopi, the world’s first sailing dhow made entirely from discarded plastic, are partnering with members of the international scientific community to embark on an excursion to map the impact of marine litter in theLamu archipelago of the Western Indian Ocean. The project will begin by assessing and collecting enough data […]
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Countries to Include Ocean Education in School Curricula by 2025

By Sharon Atieno Ocean education is to be included in the school curricula of the 193 Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by 2025. The announcement was made during the One Ocean Summit taking place in Brest, France. To achieve this goal, the organization is making available to public decision-makers […]
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UNEP, WHO-FCTC Partner to Raise Awareness on Microplastics in Cigarettes

By Aziza Atieno The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a partnership with the Secretariat of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to raise awareness and drive action on the extensive environmental and human health impacts of microplastics in cigarette filter through its Clean Seas campaign. The approach is […]
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