Secretary for Environment and Forestry Charles Sunkuli
said the stoves launched in partnership with electronics
firm, Samsung, will help reduce dependency on charcoal in
will help reduce carbon dioxide emission in the country
by over 500,000 tonnes in the next five years,” Sunkuli
said during the launch in Nairobi.
He said the
camp that has 200,000 refugees will benefit from a subsidy
of 12,000 eco-friendly ethanol stoves.
said that Kenya is in the process of formulating a new
climate change action plan 2018-2022 that will guide the
country in actions that will deliver on an obligation of
the climate change Act 2016.
percent of Kenyans who live in urban areas use charcoal
for cooking hence putting a lot of pressure on the
households from respiratory related diseases as well as
adverse effects on the forest cover.
kilograms of wood is used to make one kilogram of charcoal
that is putting a lot of strains on the country’s forests.
The country, in 2015 estimated a loss of 5.6 million trees
daily due to deforestation.