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Greenpeace Africa reacts to the Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

April 2021

With the US President Joe Biden’s ‘Leaders Summit’ underway and five African Presidents at the table, Greenpeace Africa is highlighting what leaders in Africa and around the world need to…

The polluted lakes of Kenya

April 2021

Water, a source of life, is slowly becoming the source of multiple illnesses and death in Kenya. This has been attributed to the excessive pollution of natural water resources such…

Kenya’s Poisoned Waters

April 2021

Kenya’s poisoned waters are flooded with untreated industrial and domestic waste. The relevant institutions should be held accountable to take responsibility and rectify this mess before it’s too late.

Open Letter to NEMA on Lake Victoria Pollution

March 2021

Our lakes are dying and so are the fish. On the shores of Lake Victoria, piles of dead fish have been washed up

Greenpeace Africa Reacts to Alarming UN Plastic Report Findings

March 2021

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a scaithing report about plastic and environmental inequality, which shows how countries within the Global South are being force-fed plastic pollution by wealthy…

Op-Ed | Empty Words Will Not Solve Perennial Lake Pollution, NEMA Needs to Take Action

March 2021

Kenya’s water bodies have for a long time been a sink to excessive nutrients and untreated effluent from industrial and municipal activities. The waste disposed of in the water bodies…

Deadly Pesticide Used in Kenya Despite Warnings Over Ineffective Safety Measures: Greenpeace

March 2021

Investigations by Greenpeace’s UK journalism unit, Unearthed, and Swiss NGO, Public Eye reveals how global pesticide giant Syngenta – and its predecessor companies (ICI and Zeneca) – has known for…

Pollution is destroying Lake Nakuru

March 2021

Nakuru used to be known as the flamingo town, but not any more. Thousands of flamingos have migrated to other areas. With the rise of population in Nakuru, flora and…

Op-ed | Africa should aim for a future free of plastics

March 2021

It is evident that there is a need to shift from the current state of affairs and forge a new pathway. We can’t go back to approaches where false solutions…

NEMA Needs To Act Urgently To Save Kenya’s Lakes: Greenpeace Africa

March 2021

Nairobi, 22 March 2021 – Following the recent calamity of poisoned fish in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria, Greenpeace Africa  is calling on NEMA to commit to stopping pollution in…

Committed Political Leadership and Regional Cooperation Needed to Address Africa’s Climate Emergency.

March 2021

Climate change and COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc upon communities in Africa. Droughts, floods, cyclones, and locust invasions have caused far reaching damage to communities, livelihoods, ecosystems and infrastructure.

Op-Ed | Slam the Kenya-US Plastic Proposal, Focus on the Climate Crisis

March 2021

The UNEP acknowledged Kenya’s “stewardship” in the continental fight against plastic pollution; but, if the past fews months are anything to go by, its notoriously stringent anti-plastic laws may not…

Kenya Must Not Backslide on Plastics as FTA Negotiations Resume

March 2021

Nairobi, 3 March 2021-  Responding to the news that Kenya and the United States are set to resume talks on the bilateral trade agreement after a four-month break

Op-Ed | Why implementing NDCs in Kenya is long overdue

March 2021

In December 2020, Kenya revised and resubmitted it’s National Determined Contributions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Kenya Still at Risk Despite UN Plastics Nod: Greenpeace

February 2021

Nairobi, 22 February 2021 — In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, UNEP   has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against…

Toxic Pesticides Employed in The Control of Desert Locusts

February 2021

Since 2019, Kenya has experienced an unprecedented threat from the desert locust invasion. This invasion that is linked to climate change puts millions of Kenyans at risk of food and…

Greenpeace Applauds KPLC’s Plan to Switch to Solar and Wind

February 2021

Kenya Power plans to cut the cost of electricity bills in the country by replacing its thermal power stations with solar and wind electricity generating machines

Renewable Energy is key in closing the gap for off-grid rural communities.

December 2020

Rural communities have so far not been able to access stable and affordable power. Renewable energy should be used to bridge the gap for off-grid communities and reduce the effects…

Prioritise Environmental Protection in The U.S.-Kenya FTA

November 2020

The recent media article by the US Ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter, gives a clear indication that the US is willing to proceed with the Free Trade Agreement with Kenya.

Marekani Yatumia Mbinu Kudhalilisha Sheria za Kimazingira

November 2020

Kenya na Marekani wamezindua awamu ya pili ya mazungumzo ya kibiashara, siku chache tu baada ya kinyang’aniro cha uchaguzi huko Marekani.

The Power is in Your Hands: Over 20,000 Implore CS Maina to Say No to Kenya-US Plastic Deal

November 2020

Nairobi, 10 November 2020 – After months of pressure, Hon. Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development finally met with Greenpeace Africa to receive the 20,000-strong…

Cutting The Hand That Feeds: Kenya’s Government Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

October 2020

Kenya’s government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya's agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth…

US Senators Urge Trump to Intervene in Kenya Plastics Saga

October 2020

62 lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are calling on President Trump to take a leadership role on plastic pollution by opposing the export of more…

Allowing Plastic Importation is Going Back on the Commitments of a Plastic-Free Kenya

October 2020

This August marked 3 years since Kenya instituted a ban on single-use plastic carrier bags. So many things have happened since this ban came into effect 3 years ago.

Ecological farming will address food insecurity, not GMOs

September 2020

While I agree that sustainable food production is a key pillar in achieving the Big Four Agenda, it is certainly not pegged on lifting the ban on genetically modified organisms…

5 influential voices spoke up for Kenya’s Plastic Ban - and you should too!

September 2020

Several of the world’s most influential voices took to social media when the news broke, expressing disgust at this attack on Africa’s plastic-free progress. Here’s what they had to say

Analysis Exposes American Chemistry Council’s “Chemical Recycling” Fantasy

September 2020

A new Greenpeace report, Deception by the Numbers, examines 52 projects touted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as “chemical” or “advanced” recycling, finding that many are either not viable…

Covid-19 Fuelling the Resurgence of Single-use Plastics

September 2020

Africa is a world leader in banning plastic bags with thirty-four out of fifty-two countries having bans, or passed the legislation to ban single-use plastics. Much as the current COVID-19…

Don’t Let Africa Become a Dumping Site: Greenpeace Urges CS Maina

September 2020

Nairobi, 2 September 2020 – Following the release of the New York Times article  and Greenpeace Africa’s  Media Release  revealing that lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council wants to use…

Industry Lobby The US Government to Make Africa Backslide on Plastics

August 2020

The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.

Renewable Energy is the Key to Cheaper Electricity in Kenya

August 2020

As the country strives to meet the goal of universal access to electricity, huge development needs to take place in Kenya’s energy sector.

Lamu Coal Plant: A Bad Energy Source for Kenya

August 2020

The dangers of investing in the Lamu Coal Plant and the various strides taken by environmentalists to halt its implementation

Harnessing Solidarity and Meaningful Engagement to Address Kenya’s Broken Food System

August 2020

COVID-19 and the recurrent extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis have exposed the underlying weaknesses in Kenya’s food system. This has renewed calls for policy adjustments to enable…

Toxins in Our Food: Our Ask For a Ban on Toxic Pesticides

August 2020

What does toxic pesticides in the food mean for Kenyans? Asks Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Claire Nasike

Cutting the Hand that Feeds: The Plight of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

August 2020

In the pre-colonial days of the early 1900s, Africans predominantly farmed finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, amaranth, jute mallow, spider plant, and lablab, among other indigenous crops. The farms were…

Collaborative efforts are needed to overcome a pandemic within COVID-19 pandemic

July 2020

The world is ailing. COVID-19 has got humanity worried about it’s survival. Jointly the world has come together exploring measures and developing mechanisms necessary to overcome the threat posed by…

Recycling is a “false solution” to plastic pollution

July 2020

Greenpeace Africa Plastic Campaigner Amos Wemanya explains why recycling is a “false solution” to Africa’s plastic pollution crisis

HOW TO GUIDE 5: Seed sovereignty and saving

July 2020

Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to…

Health & the Reuse Revolution: How governments and corporations can think beyond plastic to a green and just future

July 2020

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen local and global governments, mobilise resources and public funds to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been encouraging to see the pace at which…

SUPPORT RESTAURANTS THAT CHOOSE TO REUSE

July 2020

Many of our favourite restaurants are overrun with single-use plastics. The drinks come with plastic straws, the food comes with plastic cutlery, and our leftovers are placed in styrofoam boxes…

HOW TO GUIDE 4: Water conservation

July 2020

This how-to guide deals with methods to increase the amount of water stored in the soil profile by trapping or holding rain where it falls, or where there is some…

HOW TO GUIDE 3: Managing Weeds, Pest, & Diseases

June 2020

This how to guide on pests, diseases and weed management will enable you to

3 Steps: Make a Reusable Face Mask

June 2020

Greenpeace Africa volunteer Chemitei Janet shows us how to make a cloth reusable face mask to protect ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Collectively We Can Secure Kenya’s Food System

June 2020

In Kenya’s agricultural landscape, small-holder farmers make up 70% of the farming population and account for 75% of national food production. The agricultural outputs contribute 31.5% of the GDP and…

Keep Your Promise Mr. President, We Need 100% Green Energy This Year

June 2020

Kenya has been severely hit by unseasonable heavy rains and an unprecedented infestation of locusts, that is devastating agricultural production. Heavy floods that are hitting the country have resulted in…

Reusables can be used safely: Over 125 health experts fire back at the plastic industry

June 2020

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, oil companies are pushing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic…

Over 100 Health Experts Approve Safety of Reusables During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 2020

Nairobi/Johannesburg, 22 June 2020 – Over 100 health experts from eighteen countries, several of them from Africa signed onto a statement today assuring retailers and consumers that reusables are safe…

How To Guide 2: Ensuring Healthy Soil for High Yields

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

COVID-19 Lessons Call For Sharing and Learning to Co-create a Lasting Future

June 2020

Kenyans have stepped up for over two months now and taken bold actions in the face of COVID-19 crisis. Many have woken up to the reality that we have been…

How To Guide 1: Ecological Farming - definition, principles and benefits.

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…