The government has received a Ksh 1billion grant to mitigate on climate challenges countrywide.
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) board chairperson John Konchellah confirmed the grant has been approved by Green Climate Fund (GCF) to combat climate change in the country.
He described the grant as a breakthrough which the board has made in recent years.
“The GCF is the operating entity of the financing mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFC) on climate change,” he added.
Konchellah said the convention’s aim is supporting developing countries shift towards low emission and climate resilient developing pathways.
He spoke during a media briefing held at Bahari beach hotel in Nyali constituency, Mombasa county.
The NEMA board chairperson said in his speech the move is a long term centerpiece under UNFC serving the parties in agreement.
Konchellah pointed out the authority, with the endorsement of the National Treasury, submitted funds for enhancing community resilience and water security in the upper Athi River catchment area.
He said the project has undergone all the necessary review processes and was approved by the GCF board.
“The project’s overall objective is to strengthen the resilience to climate change of communities,” he pointed out.
The NEMA board boss added the project’s overall objective is also to increase water security in the upper Athi River catchment covering four counties namely Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos and Nyandarua.
Konchellah announced the authority has received Sh 913 million from the World Bank in its efforts to conserve the environment with an aim to strengthen the capacity for Kenya to manage-waste.
He emphasized the funds are meant for the reduction of environmental and human health risks by improving management of electronic waste in Kenya.
“A total of Sh 660 million was received from GCF for ecosystem restoration, biodiversity conservation and climate resilience,” he pointed out.
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