MATCH SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS AND POLICY -CS TOBIKO
Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has said there is need for nature-based solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate change, to restore and utilize the critical ecological ecosystem sustainably.
The CS called for merging of fresh regenerative and transformational science findings and policy that will translate into concrete action on environmental conservation.
The CS said according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released early this year, around 1 million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.
He said that the current rate at nature is being exploited and degraded our natural resources will be phased out and, in the process, pose danger to human life.
The CS made the remarks, during the official opening of the Annual World Wide Fund for Nature International (WWF) In Mombasa, where he represented H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Director General of WWF International Marco Lambertini said human activities are increasingly putting pressure on nature and in the future the effects will be irreplaceable.
CS Tobiko applauded WWF for the projects they are undertaking in the country, including the Southern Kenya, Forest landscape work in Kwale and East Kilimanjaro, Water Resources Management, Species Conservation and others.
The annual conference for WWF Chairs and Chief Executive Officers of affiliate organizations of WWF Globally will be discussing the elements of the proposed New Deal for Nature and People under the umbrella of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), and how to support governments in raising their ambition under the New Deal.
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