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Climate Change Meeting in Nairobi

June 1, 2011 - 04:10AM
Published by Francesca de Gasparis

This blog was written by GIS Specialist Peter Ndunda.

May 20, 2011:The Green Belt Movement, in collaboration with the Kenya Climate Change Working Group, organized and hosted a national stakeholders briefing and consultative meeting on Climate Change at the Silver Spring hotel in Nairobi on May 20th 2011. The meeting was attended by more than 35 participants, including the 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai, 4 Members of Parliament in Kenya and the Assistant Clerk of the Kenya National Assembly. More than 20 civil society organizations in Kenya were represented in this important seminar.

The key objectives of the seminar were:
- to brief stakeholders on the current status of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations and the various policy options for Kenya;
- to brief stakeholders on the progress of the draft Climate Change Bill for Kenya;
- to brief stakeholders on the on-going preparations for COP 17 in Durban and discuss key priority activities in preparation for COP17 and beyond.

The participants highly commented the seminar as being very successful, and are looking forward to continue working closely with the Green Belt Movement on the next steps in preparation for COP17 in Durban. The Green Belt Movement is very grateful to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for their financial support towards this important initiative in Kenya.