By Michael Malonza on 21st March 2018 | Publications 0 0

In this issue:-

  • StARCK+ Extension Project
  • The Green Building Standards in Kenya
  • Partnership for Environmental Conservation in Kenya
  • Plant your age initiative

Albert Einstein once said "Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better". Climate change effects have become part of everyday life. Rainfall patterns have changed drastically, they are shorter rain seasons with heavy downpour in some areas while in others the seasons are short and with too little rainfall. Drought on the other hand has become more persistent and hash. Communities' ability to bounce back to normal lives has been depleted with every drought and/or flood. Sadly, due to various communities' ways of life e.g. pastoralism, farming some communities are more predisposed to the impacts of climate change than others. In order to build the resilience; for them to have the ability to adapt to climate change effects; and to empower them with mitigation tools, it is necessary to come up with frameworks, policies, laws for climate proofing.

This will provide an enabling environment to plan and implement sustainable projects for community development.

In this issue of our "acts of green" we delve into stories of mainstreaming climate change into county sector plans, how MCAs commitment to tackle climate change in the northern frontier is paving way for climate change legislation, an overview of the Green building standards that shall revolutionaries architecture for a green future and finally how you can live a lasting mark on earth through our plant your age and environment conservation initiative.