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Technological developments in the forestry sector in Kenya

By Mercy Njane . February 15, 2022 Introduction The forestry sector in Kenya has been evolving over the years, from management to training, research, and development. Efforts towards afforestation, reforestation, and restoration have also increased as various forest sector actors take lead in the activities. While these efforts are effective in ensuring sustainable forest management, …

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Submission on the proposed amendment to delete Section 34 (2A) of the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016

Forestry Society of Kenya (FSK) is an organization of forestry professionals within the country that was registered in 1979 with the sole purpose of promoting professional practices and setting forestry standards and code of conduct for its membership. The Society has learned of the proposed Forest Conservation and Management (Amendment) Bill, 2021, through the gazette …

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Summary of the COP26 Forests and Land-Use Event

By Mercy Njane It is estimated that 420 million ha of forests have been lost globally since 1990. A forest resource assessment report by FAO further indicated that between 2015-2020, the annual deforestation rate was estimated to be 10 million hectares. Despite the role played by forests in carbon sequestration, deforestation and forest degradation lead …

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Kenya’s Climate Action

By Mercy Njane, FSK According to the  Sixth Assessment Report 2021 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global temperatures will hit 1.50C by the early 2030s. Another report by the World Meteorological Organization 2021 indicated that the global mean temperature for 2021 was approximately 1.090C above the 1850-1900 average. The report also noted …

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