By Jeff Kizzilah
The largest Panafric Climate Alliance Justice Alliance today organised has met with climate action stakeholders including leaders of Parliament committees and senate to discuss Climate Change amendment bill (2023) in Nairobi.
The Climate bill 2023 covers seven priority areas in the NCCAP namely disaster risk management, food and nutrition security,water and the blue economy; forestry, wildlife and tourism, health, sanitation and human settlements, manufacturing, and energy and transport.
Speaking during the stakeholders meeting Mbeere Mp Hon.Geofrey North, Member of rhe environmental management committee in Parliament has said that communities should be engaged fully to understand the effects of climate change because there has been lack of clarity of constitution therefore their’s a need strengthen civil society participation across communities.
The Member of Parliament said that the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation into the Government’s planning processes should be a priority.
He added that the amendment bill should also includes the carbon credit,proper regulation and should benefit from carbon market funding.
The bill has also set out initiatives that foster movement towards the achievement of Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), under the Paris Agreement, aiming at greenhouse gas emission reductions of 30% by 2030.
The group is planning to training communities, capacity building as well as participation before the bill is taken to the floor of Parliament and senate from discussions.