Universities launch movement to mitigate climate change

Kenyan universities have launched an environmental movement that will focus on climate change mitigation in a bid to achieve global development targets set last year, writes Aggrey Mutambo for Daily Nation.

The Kenya Green University Network brings together 70 universities and colleges. The National Environmental Management Authority and the United Nations Environment Programme, or UNEP, are also part of the movement.

A statement published by UNEP said the campaign will start with simple programmes like planting trees on campuses, emphasising a similar curriculum and practical environmental studies. Students will also visit the countryside to see effects of climate change and they will be involved in activities such as soil conservation, farming methods and cleaning activities.
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