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Kenya announces a proposal to criminalise ecocide at the UN Ocean Conference

At the UN Ocean Conference, Mr Keriako Tobiko, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Forests, announced landmark legislation that will be submitted for discussion and approval by the Kenyan Parliament. It could "revolutionize environmental governance" and "contains critical principles, which include the recognition and protection of defenders of environmental rights, protection of forests and green spaces, recognition of the right to nature and, most importantly, creation of the crime of 'ecocide'". The proposal is part of Kenya’s revision of its Environment Management Coordination Act. CS Tobiko made the declaration alongside a commitment to a range of measures Kenya is taking with regard to marine pollution and ocean health regeneration, including multi-stakeholder approaches to a “blue economy” as well as specific actions such as an extension of an existing ban on the manufacture and use of polythene bags to curb plastic pollution. Great job, Kenya I hope it goes through Parliament! https://www.stopecocide.earth/new-breaking-news-summary/un-ocean-conference-co-host-kenya-announces-proposal-to-criminalise-ecocide

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  • Tabitha Kimani

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    I need to find out the progress of the proposed law.

    • zelda ninga

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      I hope this goes through,this could be a great step for our Country

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      • Anne Svare

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        💚

        • Edwin wangombe

          87 w

          May this be fulfilled... It's such a big step towards saving the planet

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          • Ingmar Rentzhog

            87 w

            This is big. Great leadership from kenya!

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            • Peter Kamau

              87 w

              Sure it is.

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            • Peter Kamau

              87 w

              This is such a great commitment by our government.Looking forward to its fruition.

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              • Patrick Kiash

                87 w

                Under your Authority as C's,as same as Kenya government,I believe this is possible! Let's do it and deliver our mandate.

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