Kenya’s power firm joins UN-backed campaign to combat global warming

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)

State-owned Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) on Wednesday announced it has joined the UN-backed universal campaign to combat global warming.

The campaign, dubbed Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees Celcius, is backed by a global coalition of the United Nations leaders, business organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Rebecca Miano, KenGen CEO, said that her organization will establish emission reduction targets through investments in green and clean energy that will go a long way in limiting the earth’s warming to 1.5 degrees Celcius as per the Paris Agreement of 2015.

“Under this arrangement, the company commits to annually disclose its greenhouse gas emissions as a way of checking and reducing its carbon footprint,” Miano said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

She added that by joining the below 1.5-degree global campaign, the electricity firm will shift investments to green and renewable energy and promote the harnessing of low carbon sources of energy.

The campaign also encourages governments, businesses and NGOs to build resilience against threats to global warming and unite behind science-based targets to reduce emissions. Enditem

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