• This was the first major deal on the last day of the World Leaders Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
• Kenya’s forest cover stands at 7.2 per cent but the state wants it increased to 10 per cent by 2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading the Kenyan delegation, where he has been calling for the rest of the world to help Africa deal with the effects of climate change.
Kenya’s forest cover stands at 7.2 per cent but the state wants it increased to 10 per cent by 2022.
The country is among 105 countries that on Tuesday promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.
This was the first major deal on the last day of the World Leaders Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
The pledge was announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during an 'Action on Forests and Land Use' event.
Addressing the conference, world marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge called on Western countries to work with Africa to deal with climate change.
“Until a few years ago, I trained by listening to what my body was telling me and was successful and won almost every marathon I race in. But when I realised that I wanted to leave a legacy, I knew I needed to do more," the Kenyan runner said.
The runner went on to explain that Kenya, which lies on the Equators has no seasons but has periods that are referred to as long rains and short rains.
The president also met with the leadership team of the Kenya-UK Health Alliance (KUKHA).
The KUKHA team briefed the Head of State on the progress of the implementation of the broad strategic partnership including the roll-out of the Jomo Kenyatta Scholarship programme and the building of a state-of-the-art training centre at Kisii University.
The Jomo Kenyatta Scholarship is a specialised medical training and capacity enhancement programme that will see Kenyan healthcare providers trained in the UK in a wide array of specialised medical areas.