Kenya tree planting Campaign aims for 15M trees by 2032

Kenya Forest Service launched a campaign on Friday for saving trees and growing 15 million trees by 2032 in the country The Theme of the campaign is to increase the country's tree cover.

Kenya tree planting Campaign aims for 15M trees by 2032
Kenya tree planting Campaign aims for 15M trees by 2032 Image Credit: Facebook

Kenya: Kenya Forest Service launched a campaign on Friday for saving trees and growing 15 million trees by 2032 in the country. The Theme of the campaign is to increase the country’s tree cover.

The information about the campaign is shared with the audience through their official social media account, in which they talk about the campaign and its agenda.

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According to Kenya Forest Department head Alex Lemarkoko, “the private sector are key stakeholders in the government’s agenda to increase the country’s tree cover to over 30% of the land area by growing at least 15.7 billion by the year 2032.”

Furthermore, he continued by saying, “This is because, as corporate citizens, they have an important role to play to improve the sustainability of the economy by ensuring that the environment is well conserved. The 15 billion tree-growing initiative also has numerous incentives for the private sector involved in tree growing.”

He also shared his own experience as he joined the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Soipan Tuya during a private sector stakeholders engagement meeting in Nairobi on Friday, where he had fruitful discussions on how the private sector can get involved in the campaign.

Moreover, the CS also thanked the private sector for their involvement in tree planting and environmental conservation activities through their CSR programmes.

The Head of CS also shared information about the impact of tree growing and forest conservation and how this will impact the sectors economically, including food and feed security, expansion of the country’s GDP, as well as help to mitigate against the negative effects of climate change.

CS head also informed the campaign audience about the upcoming opportunities in commercial forestry, seedling production, carbon trading and ecotourism, among others.

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The CS also urged private sector representatives to participate in developing the 15 billion tree-growing strategy before it is finalized.

She also mentioned that “all private sectors are welcome in this campaign and agenda to grow 15 million trees, and your views are also important as this will help us to capture the opportunities and incentives.”

The CS Principal Secretary also gave his point of view in which he talked about the importance of the audience and participants in this campaign. He said, “Through your support, we will achieve success, guaranteed.”