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Friday, 15 December 2017

Climate Change Daily VId Dec 14 2017:Kenya, government and U.N. help with Coral reefs

Coral reefs stop erosion, and are incredibly biodiverse. Mangroves store carbon and keep rising seas at bay. But U.N. officials say we are losing both at an alarming rate. In Kenya, government and U.N. officials are enlisting locals to help replace what is being lost.

Kenya—Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+)

Much of Kenya’s economy is based around sectors that are highly climate vulnerable, particularly tourism, arable agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and livestock. Minor industries that employ significant numbers, such as forestry and coastal and freshwater fisheries, are also sensitive to climate change.

Kenya’s energy sector is highly dependent on hydropower, and therefore it—along with the industry and manufacturing that it powers—is also climate vulnerable. StARCK+ is designed to achieve transformational change by helping Kenya to scale up private sector innovation and investment in low carbon and adaptation products, services, and assets such as clean energy, sustainable agriculture, water management, and weather forecasting.

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  • Helped draft Kenya’s Climate Change Act in 2016. 
  • Supported 15,000 people to cope with climate change through the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices, with more than 20,000 farmers additionally supported through access to downscaled weather and climate information services. 
  •  Provided 66,655 people with access to cleaner energy through fuel efficient and cleaner fuel cookstoves, saving the equivalent of 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. 
  •  Awarded FICCF grants to the UN, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, and the ClimateCare carbon offset company. 
  •  Facilitated innovative coordination between MFIs, climate specialists, and agricultural supply chain actors resulting in groundbreaking, systemic shifts in agriculture production. Examples include increased uptake of climate resilient crops such as sorghum and cassava, diversified income generation such as utilizing indigenous chicken, and production improvements in dairy and crops that reduce net emissions whilst increasing productivity.

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Today’s young people can and should hold their parents’ generation to account for their present actions. They can elicit an emotional response that can motivate action. If thinking about the lives of unborn future generations seems too abstract to motivate you to act, try instead looking a young child or grandchild in the eye and asking yourself what sort of future you are leaving for them. There is something that, on reflection, many adults would surely find repugnant in the idea that they will leave their children a damaged planet that will radically affect their life possibilities. Lord Nicholas Stern

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"…I remember I had been trying to convince him to visit Kiribati and he did in 2011. He came to Kiribati and I remember he went to visit one of these communities that was flooded every time there is very high tides and there was this young boy who stepped up to the Secretary General and said Mr. Secretary General, you are a very important man you know, is there something that you can do to ensure I will have a future, that I will have a home. And the Secretary General came back and he said Mr. President I have been listening to you at the General Assembly but I never truly understood what it was you trying to communicate but now I do and I feel and I understand I would do everything that I can”