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Kenya Establishes Court Division To Tackle Climate Change Related Cases

Kenya has made a step to establish an Environment and Planning Court Division which will deal with cases related to climate change injustices. Unjust human activities are largely blamed for not only unpredictable but also unbearable weather conditions causing turmoil for humans and other living things. This includes human activities like deforestation and extraction of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas which are by far the largest contributors to global climate change. According to the United Nations Climate Action, fossil fuel accounts for over 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 90 per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions, which lead to drought and floods among other climate change effects crisis. Speaking during a lecture session with the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice (NSSCJ) students at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, High Court of Kenya Judge, David Mwangi Mugo mentioned that theΒ  Judiciary deliberately separated Environment and Planning Division from the Land Division to expedite hearing and determination of cases related to Climate Change injustices.. β€œBeginning the 1st July 2023, the ELC (Environment and Land Court) split into two divisions administratively: the Environment and Planning Division and the Land Division. This is geared towards improving efficiency and realization of the mission of the ELC of β€˜resolving environment and land disputes fairly and expeditiously for peaceful coexistence and sustainable development.’  "The court aspires to hand environmental and climate justice real-time in any event within six months of their being filed in court,” reads part of the document that the judge used in his presentation. Even so, the Judge agreed with the fact that the Climate Change reality narrative has just started sinking and gaining limelight in Africa hence a little bit technical, but there are mechanisms put in place to deal with them. Environment and Climate experts and Climate Change crusaders who foresee brighter ending in attaining climate justice have commended the progressive Climate Change Action by the Kenyan Judiciary. The move by the Kenyan Judiciary to establish the Environment and Planning Division which will deal with Climate Change related cases is one of the latest move for Climate Change Action in Kenya. What a great step for Kenya!! https://www.citizen.digital/news/kenya-establishes-court-division-to-tackle-climate-change-related-cases-n323407

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  • Edwin wangombe

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    This is the start of greater things... It's time to make ecocide a crime

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    • winnie nguru

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      This is in order.

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      • Ajema Lydiah

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        great initiative,this will enhance faster and easier sustainability

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        • Tabitha Kimani

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          This is so nice wow!!

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            Nice move

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              Would love to see this court in action

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              • Phylis Akinyi

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                Great move by the Kenyan judiciary. Climate justice can now be dealt with in utmost seriousness. I'm proud!

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                • rosebellendiritu

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                  @phylis_akinyi we expect more greater action now

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