Impact of climate on mountain ecosystems under scrutinySCIDEV.NET | 14 May 2012
A four-year project aimed at addressing the lack of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity in mountain ecosystems has been launched in East Africa. The project, Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa (CHIESA) will be coordinated by the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) with funding from Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Growing Valentine's Day roses harming Kenya's ecological siteGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
Supermarkets eager to meet demand for cheap flowers urged to show more concern for the environment. Consumer appetite for cut-price Kenyan roses for Valentine's Day is "bleeding the country dry" by threatening the region's precarious ecology. University of Leicester ecology and conservation...
Voices from the frontline of global warmingThe Independent | 28 Nov 2010
"It has been a great stress for us this period – a depressing time. Working all day on the wells that have no water, we're running out of patience. Before, we had predictable seasons: we knew the dry spells, but we also knew that rain would come. Now, over the past 10 years, the rains can't be...
Africa: Kenya Targets Carbon Emissions TradeAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2010
Kenya has announced plans to establish a regional carbon emissions trading scheme to steer Africa's carbon market. "Efforts must be made through comprehensive environmental conservation to forestall the adverse effects of climate change in order to reverse damages to our scarce arable land, water and biodiversity resources," finance minister Kenyatta told parliament.
Kenya hopes to become Africa's carbon trade hubSCIDEV.NET | 21 Jun 2010
Kenya's latest budget reveals big plans for the country to become a leader in carbon trading and to restore its damaged ecosystems. Kenyatta said a framework for carbon trading — in which polluters buy and sell the right to emit carbon — would be set up to outline how to register to participate in the scheme, how revenue would be shared and how to ensure accountability.
Kenya: Climate Change Affects Rainmakers' PredictionsAllAfrica.com | 26 Mar 2010
Indigenous people in western Kenya have relied on the mystical abilities of the Nganyi rainmakers to predict the weather for generations. However, the erratic weather caused by climate change has made the signs rainmakers need for their forecast opaque. The Nganyi rainmakers have begun collaborating with meteorologists, combining their indigenous knowledge with modern science, to help them make more accurate weather forecast for the communities that depend on their advice.
Climate change affecting Kenya's coffee outputReuters | 11 Feb 2010
MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Climate change has affected Kenyan coffee production through unpredictable rainfall patterns and excessive droughts, making crop management and disease control a nightmare, a researcher said on Thursday.
Economic slump may limit moves on clean energyInternational Herald Tribune | 25 Nov 2008
From Italy to China, a poor global economy and plunging prices of coal and oil are upending plans to wean businesses and consumers from fossil fuel.
Africa: UN Meeting to Tackle Escalating Rhino PoachingUNEP | 19 Nov 2008
In an effort to stop the escalation of rhino poaching and to break up criminal networks involved in the increasing illegal trade in their horns, the Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is meeting in Nairobi from 18 to 19 November 2008.
Kenya: Biofuels Boom and BustInter Press Service | 24 Oct 2008
The Kenyan government has hailed bio-diesel as an innovation that combines green politics with poverty reduction. But recent drops in biofuel prices have caused concern about the sustainability of alternative fuel production.
Kenya: Climate Change Inescapable FactDaily Nation | 09 Jun 2008
Climate change leading to global warming is the biggest environmental challenge facing the world. The World Environment Day was marked last week, and it is necessary to examine the state of our environment.
Kenya: Climate Change is RealDaily Nation | 02 Jun 2008
This week, Kenya joins the rest of world in observing the World Environment Day whose activities climax on Thursday.
Kenya: Reality of Climate Change is Dawning On CountryBusiness Daily | 29 Apr 2008
"Climate change is top of mind for many executives. Media attention is high, political discussions are intense, valuations for clean-technology companies have increased considerably, and the corporate carbon footprint has become an important topic among senior managers," read an article in The McKinsey Quarterly recently.