ATPS joins partners to sensitize Kenyan MP's on climate change
Tuesday October 6, 2009
The ATPS has collaborated with several key local and international partners to sensitize Kenyan Parliamentarians on Climate Change. The partners include the Ministry of Environment, UNEP, Climate Change Adaptation Network and IGAD Climate Prediction Applications Centre.
The emerging global development challenges such as increased degradation of land and forest ecosystems, biodiversity loss, variable rainfall patterns and poor air quality, continue to undermine the provision of vital basic ecosystem services on which many Kenyans depend.
The sensitization workshop will take place at the Mombasa Continental Hotel on the eighth and ninth of October 2009. Among those who will be present at the event are Hon. John Michuki, Minister for Environment and Mineral resources, Hon. Kenneth Marende, Speaker of the National Assembly and Dr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP among other leaders.
This workshop comes at a time when public debate rages over the settlement of people in the Mau Forest and other key water catchments in the country. As the government prepares to send a delegation to the 15th Global Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark, the meeting hopes to sensitize the leaders on the key issues at stake for Kenya come December. The meeting will also discuss Kenya's position at Copenhagen. It is expected that the Mombasa meeting will also forge a blue print for the Government's Climate Change Policy.
ATPS has recently rolled out a new initiative dubbed the climate sense program as part of its ATPS Phase VI Strategic Plan 2008 - 2012. The program aims to make sense of climate science, climate economics and climate innovation through science communication, policy and investment portfolio analyses as well as innovation incubation programs. It also aims to make sense of climate change politics and policy making through scenario analyses and training programs.
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