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President Kenyatta to co-chair global environment meeting in Stockholm

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Thursday co-chair an international environment meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

He will co-chair the two-day meeting dubbed ‘Stockholm+50’ with the host, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

Addressing the press in her office in Stockholm ahead of the President’s arrival, Ambassador Diana Kiambuthi said President Kenyatta will be leading the Kenyan delegation not just as a co-chair of the meeting but also as a global champion on environmental matters.

“So His Excellency the President will be here (Stockholm) to articulate Kenya’s position on the environmental debate regarding issues to do with climate change, nature and biodiversity loss.

“…it is very important for Kenya to be part of this dialogue, to be part of this meeting, to be able to articulate where we stand and of course to add a voice to the stakeholders who are going to deliberate on how to increase financing towards combating the challenges brought about by climate change,” the Kenyan Ambassador to Sweden said.

Ambassador Kiambuthi added that Stockholm+50 is also a commemoration of the first-ever international meeting on environment held in Stockholm in 1972 that led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which Kenya proudly hosts.


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