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CS Tobiko rallies Governor Sonko, NMS boss Badi to work together in conserving Nairobi environment


Environment CS Keriako Tobiko is now calling upon Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and NMS boss Mohamed Badi to work together in ensuring that the City’s environment is conserved.

Speaking on Wednesday, September 16 during the commemoration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer at the Michuki Memorial Park, CS Tobiko said that when all leaders work in tandem, then Kenya’s vision of attaining 100% Ozone-friendly environment.

“Kenya has made tremendous progress in phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) especially in the refrigeration and Air conditioning sector. We are encouraging major players in the sector to switch to low-global warming potential (GWP) and energy efficiency alternatives,” said CS Tobiko.

Citing examples of Coca-Cola company and some dairy industries which are now using carbon dioxide and ammonia as their major coolants, CS Tobiko encouraged other sectors to follow suit in using low global warming potential (GWP) and energy efficiency alternatives.

Acknowledging that human race remains the greatest culprit in the degradation of the environment and depletion of the ozone layer, Governor Sonko who was in attendance committed to working hard in restoring a suitable environment for all living things.

Kenya’s fidelity to environmental-friendly treaties

Kenya signed the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in February 1988, and has also ratified the London, Copenhagen, Montreal and Beijing Amendments.

Tobiko said that his ministry will ensure effective control of any imports into the country in line with the Montreal Protocol.

The Ministry is in the process of