Kenya to Benefit from UK’s KSh1.2b for Funding Climate Initiatives

Kenya to Benefit from UK’s KSh1.2b for Funding Climate Initiatives

Julius Court, British Deputy High Commissioner and Kenya's Dr Chris Kiptoo Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

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.

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.”