Nairobi, 8 August 2022 (TDI): The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta’s management of Kenya’s forest resources is an initiative taken up by the Kenyan government under vision 2050.
The aim of the initiative is to achieve a minimum of 10 percent forest cover by the end of the year 2022. The commitment of President Uhuru Kenyatta on behalf of the government is the driving force behind environmental conservation to address the challenge of climate change.
PROJECT 254: Management of Kenya’s Forest Resources.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been the driving force behind sustained multi-agency efforts to attain A 10% national tree cover target by the end of this year.
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— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) August 8, 2022
Initiatives of the Government
The government is looking to increase its forest cover from 6% to 10% of its land area by 2030. President Kenyatta has launched Kenya’s National Tree Growing Fund and Campaign.
There are various achievements of the Kenyan government regarding forest management. It includes the organization of a sustainable blue economy conference and banning single-use plastics.
Moreover, through the Paris Agreement, the Kenyan government is now trying to implement the climate action agenda.
At the Statehouse of Kenya’s meeting, Japan became the first bilateral partner by its contribution of about $2,680,898 to the forest management program.
It is necessary for Kenya, to develop harmonized approaches to the conservation, management, and sustainable development of forests.
The management of Kenya’s forest resources is essential to meet the socio-economic and environmental needs of the present and future generations.
The President of Kenya said that “here in Kenya, we are ready for the conservation business, and we mean business,”
The advancements in the Forest alert system is of meaning that Kenya’s forest governance has become more effective than before. Forest alert is an excellent collaboration in education and research between the UK and Kenya.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is willing to invite global and local partners. The main purpose of doing this is to wholeheartedly, support the government’s efforts to undertake urgent climate action.