Kenya presents a comprehensive plan for more green
Kenya has Thursday an ambitious plan presented by reforestation and planting of beneficial crops is a ‘green appearance’. In the period up to 2030 is 5.1 million hectares returned to nature, an area the size of Costa Rica.
The government has, to this recreation of the landscape, decided to take the fight with climate change, poverty and hunger. “This project is the most coherent and systematic effort, the destroyed forests and other green areas to restore and maintain biodiversity,” said Environment minister Judy Wakhungu.
Kenya has been hit hard by illegal colonization of natural areas and the cutting down of trees for the production of charcoal.
The current plan is part of the ‘Bonn Challenge’ from 2011, a huge environmental project for Africa. Kenya is the thirteenth country that is participating.
“A big step forward”, responded Wanjira Maathai delighted. She is the daughter of nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and president of the ‘Green Belt Movement’, which since its founding by her mother in 1977, all 51 million trees have been planted.