Climate Change is not everybody’s Problem, It Is a Personal Problem- Researcher Olonde
The recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns us that "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are needed to limit global warming.
In a meeting with the county chaired by CEC Jackson Yaralima, Jimmy Gor from Christian Impact Mission said that it is important for all stakeholders in climate change sector to prioritize solutions and sustainability around climate change issues.
CIM in partnership with NCCK and Anglican Development Services (ADS) are currently involved in a project dubbed ‘Community Resilience in Kerio River Ecosystems,’ with a focus on finding sustainable climate change solutions in Masol, Sekerr, Lomut and Weiwei areas which are often faced with drought and hunger.
Mr. Gor said that CIM is deepening its engagements with various players such as county governments in order to mainstream climate resilience and adaptation.
Researcher Jacob Olonde- Director, ECAS Institute for Climate & Adaptation emphasized that structures and policies need to be developed so as to support resilience and climate change.
“Climate change is not everybody’s problem. It is a personal problem. That is why we need to start at the grassroots’ level. We also need climate smart infrastructure.” Said Olonde.
Kapello Powon- Chief of Staff said that the county government is ready to partner with CIM to improve climate change resilience.
Present were Chief Officers Wilson Ngoroko and Musa Anupa, Elizabeth Gichuki- RMDC, representatives from NCCK and ADS.