NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya plans to prioritize climate change
adaption and mitigation in the Third Medium Term Plan (MTP)
which runs from 2018 to 2022, officials said on Friday.
Delivery Secretariat Director General Julius Muia told
Xinhua in Nairobi that the government will focus on
climate change because it has emerged as a key
constraint towards development.
develop the next medium term plan, every sector will
include a climate change component so as to combat this
growing phenomenon,” Muia said when the Vision 2030
Delivery Secretariat signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with Base Titanium to market Kenya’s
mineral sector abroad.
that climate change has not been fully captured in the
previous development plans because it was a relatively
have already provided input for the draft Third MTP
which should be ready before end of July.
that climate change is important to Kenya because it is
part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
African nation will also prioritize the exploitation of
its blue economy which is largely untapped.
“We want to
expand investments in the coastal and inland water
bodies as a way to expand wealth and job creation,” he
that Kenya’s territorial waters in the Indian Ocean are
equivalent to 40 percent of the country’s land mass.
that most African countries are yet to fully exploit its
oceanic water due to boundaries disputes with its