Anti-Coal Demonstrators in Kenya March to Deliver Demands to Parliament and the President

In commemorating World Environment Day on 5th June 2018, anti-coal activists across Kenya including from Lamu and Kitui held the #CoalNiSumu (Coal is Poison) demonstration in Nairobi, Kenya. About 250 people participated in the peaceful march through the Central Business District.

It was the first anti-coal demonstration in Nairobi, but just the latest action by the deCOALonize movement (www.decoalonize.org).

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This Nairobi event follows a peaceful anti-coal demonstration in Lamu two weeks ago, in which two activists were arrested for public assembly and face possible charges.

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The Environment component operates projects and activities in the East and Horn of Africa under the umbrella of three priority areas; Climate change, Food Security, Extractive Industries. Renewable energy ideas and strategies are also considered.

The overall focus of this component is to ensure that there is good governance of resources, food security and that there are effective climate change responses to the benefit of all the members of the society.

In appreciation of the fact that the East and Horn of Africa region is particularly likely to suffer the most due to its geographical location and weak institutional, human, economic and financial capacity to cope with the multiple impacts of climate change, food insecurity and poor exploitation of natural resources. Heinrich Böll Stiftung seeks to create a platform to engage and ensure that the non state actors have the knowledge and capacity to devise strategies that promote regulated resource exploitation; address weak governance structures/policies; ensure communities not only benefit from the resources but become food secure.

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