Kenya is expected to benefit from KSh1.2 billion United Kingdom funding for climate initiatives, an expansion of the PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund to African countries to support their low carbon emissions.
“The joint implementation Plan on Climate we are launching today will drive forward a key area of the UKKenya Strategic Partnership launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in January this year,” Julius Court, British Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya said during the launch of a Year of Climate Action Tuesday.
On his part, Environment PS Chris Kiptoo said the Kenyan government is committed to addressing climate change.
At Karura today during Launch of Year of Climate Action #YOCAKe, an event cohosted by Kenya & UK. We also launched a joint implementation plan on environment & climate on: Clean Energy, Nature Based Solutions, Climate Resilience, Climate Policy, Green Finance & Climate Innovation pic.twitter.com/4bJsAwS7bI
— Dr Chris Kiptoo (@Kiptoock) November 3, 2020
Dr Patrick Njoroge, Central Bank of Kenya Governor who graced the event, in A tweet he said, “Sustainability is quite urgent in Africa and Kenyan banks are focused on sustainable financing. Ultimately all financing must be green.”