Ruto gives counties Ksh7.2B for climate change agenda

Monday, September 4th, 2023 17:35 | By
President William Ruto
President William Ruto issues a dummy cheque to Council of Governors chair Anne Waiguru. PHOTO/@AfClimateSummit/X

President William Ruto has issued Ksh7.2 billion ($49.7 million) to counties in the form of county climate change investment grants.

The funds were issued under the Financing Locally-LED Climate Action (FLLoCA) programme in the form of county climate change investment grants.

“The grants, together with Ksh3 billion of county own-resource allocations, will finance local climate action priorities in agriculture, water and natural resources management in every county,” Ruto said.

The FLLoCA programme seeks to enhance Kenya’s climate adoption through financing, technology and capacity building.

Ruto was speaking during the Africa Climate Summit at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi.

Ruto speaks on green energy

The President called on stakeholders to invest in renewable energy, green industrialization, climate-smart agriculture, and nature conservation.

“We must see in green growth not just a climate imperative, but also a fountain of multi-billion-dollar economic opportunities that Africa and the World is primed to capitalise on,” he said.

He said that the country is leading the way in the adoption of renewable energy, which accounts for 92 per cent of its power.

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