Council of Governors (CoG) chairman Anne Waiguru has called for collaboration between the United Nations (UN) and county governments to combat greenhouse gas emissions and manage climate change.
Speaking at a panel discussion with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, the head of Kirinyaga County highlighted the urgent need for concerted efforts to alleviate greenhouse gas emissions to which he attributes the rampant drought. in some parts of Kenya. The CoG chairman noted that greenhouse gas emissions remain a barrier to the nation's pursuit of food security due to far-reaching effects on the climate.
According to Waiguru, county governments are in a better position to handle issues related to the environment, climate change and water conservation. As such, he argued that improving counties' ability to combat environmental and climate concerns would be helpful in solving endemic drought problems.
The governor called on the global body to prioritize extending support to county governments to develop county climate innovation centers.
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