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Implementing sustainable development Goals 1, 3.9, 7, and 13 through adoption of green concept in environmental management: Case of Nairobi, Kenya

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Kathambi Bessy Eva, Mutembei Henry M’ikiugu

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 3), 1-10, March 2018


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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emerging from the Rio Earth Summit provided substantial synergy on environmental management. Kenya in her Vision 2030 agenda prioritized implementation of SDGs. This paper documents the evidence for the process of implementation of SDGs in Nairobi through adoption of green concept in environmental management. The emphasis is on the SDGs that are dependent on protected, conserved and preserved environment. Data was collected by surveying 92 households and five key informants (n=97) using semi-structured questionnaires, interviews and observations. The non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to determine the degree of connectivity between the process of implementation of SDGs and adoption of the green concept in environmental management. The respondents’ knowledge, attitudes and practice on implementation of SDGs through green concept in environmental management was significantly low. About sixty percent thought SDG 1 would be enhanced through attributes that protect the environment while attributed implementation of SDG 3.9 would be implemented through preserved environment. Again majority of them perceived SDG 7 would be implemented through use of clean energy devices. However, it’s only the minority that thought SDG 13 would be implemented through conservation of the environment. Majority of respondents were of the views that increased awareness, improved institutional capacity, enhanced enforcement, and individual aptness would enhance implementation of the SDGs through adoption of green concept in environmental management.


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