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23 07 2021 | 10:44

Ethiopia says second filling of Renaissance Dam complete

Latest phase a milestone in controversial Blue Nile hydropower project long opposed by downriver countries Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia has completed the filling of a massive, controversial dam on the…

14 06 2021 | 09:11

Kenya Looks to Maintain Zero Rhino Poaching Record.

Kenya's Wildlife Service says that for the first time in 21 years, not a single rhinoceros was poached in the country’s national parks in 2020. To maintain the progress, it is conducting the first…

03 02 2021 | 09:58

Electric Taxi Fleet 'Fast' Expanding in Kenya.

Finland’s electric taxi service Nopea Ride expects to more than triple its fleet in Kenya's capital this year, helping to reduce emissions from Nairobi's notorious traffic.  Environmental experts say…

07 06 2020 | 11:14

Visibility study of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa reveals big air pollution problems.

The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive consequences of travel restrictions and industrial downturn has been a…

06 03 2020 | 08:02

Elizabeth Wathuti a Kenyan climate Activist was interviewed by e-mc2 in Nairobi.

Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti is a Climate and Environment Activist from Kenya who has been trying to raise awareness about environmental and climate issues of Kenya and Africa as a continent, stating…

05 03 2020 | 06:37

'It's harder here': African climate strikers lack support, says Kenyan teen.

'It's not like in the West where there is a lot more understanding of climate change and therefore more support from family, school and the media for youth activists. It's much harder here.' NAIROBI…

09 11 2019 | 08:47

Kenya Pollution: President Kenyatta vows plastic ban by 2020.

Nairobi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and the landfill is expanding faster than the city itself Two years ago, Kenya banned plastic carrier bags. But with pollution getting…

24 06 2019 | 18:30

Wildlife Economy Summit to launch African-led vision for conservation.

Nairobi/Victoria Falls, 23 June 2019 - Heads of State, business leaders, technical experts and community representatives will gather in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls from 23-25 June for the Africa…

11 05 2019 | 16:36

Air pollution hurts the poorest most.

From Lagos and Lahore to London, it’s the poorest people who are most affected by air pollution. The poor tend to be priced out of the leafy suburbs where there are fewer highways and air quality is…

13 04 2019 | 14:01

Kenya to sign deal for the US $3bn Nairobi-Mombasa expressway project.

Kenya is set to sign the US $3bn deal with USA for the construction of Nairobi-Mombasa expressway this month. US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter announced the reports and said the deal will pave…

10 04 2019 | 17:06

Greening Kenya Initiative: 50 million Trees!

Greening Kenya Initiatives: 50 million Trees to Pave the Way for the Forest Coverage in Kenya

05 04 2019 | 08:22

Kenya partners with China to construct the Friendship city in Nairobi.

Kenya has partnered with China for the construction of Friendship City which is expected to start late this year at a cost of US $2bn. The two firms involved; Chinese’s Damei Investment Company and…

24 03 2019 | 18:30

4th UNEA Closing Press Conference 15th March 2019

4th UNEA NAIROBI KENYA Closing Press Conference 15th March 2019 by the President of the Environment Assembly Siim Kiisler, UN Environment's Acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya, and the…

20 03 2019 | 05:21

China to host World Environment Day 2019 on Air Pollution.

China to host World Environment Day 2019 on Air Pollution Nairobi, 15 March 2019 – Today, the head of Chinese delegation, Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment, and Joyce Msuya,…

19 03 2019 | 09:09

One Planet Summit at the 4th Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

  The fourth day of the Environment Assembly was a busy one, with the High-Level Segment and the One Planet Summit. Here are the links to some of the high-level speeches:  

19 03 2019 | 07:47

SWITCH to Green initiatives show how to build sustainable societies.

SWITCH to Green initiatives aim to guide governments towards sustainability by unleashing access to green financing, policies and standards, and eco-entrepreneurship. One of the regional programmes…

19 03 2019 | 07:40

UN report: Urgent action needed to tackle chemical pollution as global production is set to double by 2030.

The size of the global chemical industry exceeded US$5 trillion in 2017 and is projected to double by 2030.