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How to build the next natural Wonder of the World

March 25, 2021 - 12:10PM
Published by Communications
  • The Great Green Wall is a reforestation initiative that will span the width of Africa.
  • This African-led movement aims to grow an 8,000km belt of trees, vegetation and fertile land across the Sahel to transform millions of lives living on the climate change frontline.
  • We can learn lessons from past efforts about how to mobilise ecopreneurship for the future.

Wangari Maathai Day 2021

March 3, 2021 - 04:15PM
Published by Communications

In January 2012, paying tribute to the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy, the African Union adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day on 3rd March.

The legacy of Wangari Maathai continues

March 3, 2021 - 08:25AM
Published by Communications

3rd March, the African Union-established Africa Environment Day, also marks Wangari Maathai Day that celebrates the work of Kenyan environmentalist Professor Wangari Maathai. In 2004, Prof. Maathai became the first African woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize “for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”. 2021 marks 10 years since Prof. Maathai’s passing. Her daughter, Ms. Wanjira Mathai spoke to Africa Renewal about continuing her mother’s legacy: Here are excerpts:

Social inequality and climate breakdown

February 26, 2021 - 08:15AM
Published by Communications

Social inequalities are a driver for climate breakdown. These problems - and the potential solutions - are much in evidence in Kenya.

Remembering the Remarkable Life of Margaret (Peg) Snyder, a Long-time Friend, Supporter, Advisor, and “Midwife” to the Green Belt Movement

February 17, 2021 - 08:00AM
Published by Communications

Within the story of GBM’s birth and growth over nearly 50 years, Peg played a pivotal—indeed, essential—role.

The Green Belt Movement invited to become a Nominator for The Earthshot Prize as the search for the first winners begins

November 1, 2020 - 09:00AM
Published by Communications

Together, the five Earthshots aim to generate new ways of thinking, as well as new technologies, systems, policies and solutions.

Children’s Books Featuring Professor Wangari Maathai

August 6, 2020 - 09:00AM
Published by Communications

As we adapt to living and learning at home, we hope these children’s books will provide an educational escape for young readers. 

This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature

June 5, 2020 - 08:55AM
Published by Communications

It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day

April 23, 2020 - 08:45AM
Published by Communications

The theme for #EarthDay2020 is climate action.

Activists demand transparency from JKIA expressway plan

March 4, 2020 - 05:00PM
Published by Communications

Conservationists have demanded openness from the government as plans to construct the multi-billion-shilling expressway from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Westlands in Nairobi start afresh.