Japan Backs Kenya Climate Change Efforts

Japan is lending USD375 million to climate-change adaptation and mitigation initiatives in Kenya, Xinhua reports. Of the sum, USD320 million will be used to support the generation of geothermal power while the remaining USD55 million will be channeled to reforestation and drought-response efforts. Japan also offered to help Kenya develop a nuclear power plant, Xinhua adds.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.