Susie Kitchens explores how British companies help protect the environment at UNEA in Nairobi

Susie Kitchens and Enviroserve
Susie Kitchens at the Enviroserve stand at the UNEA in Nairobi. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

South Coast Science, Enviroserve and Airbus Space were some of the British companies that exhibited during the recent United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi.

UK Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya and Permanent Representative to the UN, Susie Kitchens, was among the attendees and she took the opportunity to see how the British organisations contribute to environmental protection.

Susie Kitchens at UNEA
Susie Kitchens finds out more about British companies at the UNEA in Nairobi. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

South Coast Science run a mobile pollution-detecting system working closely with the United Nations Environment Programme.

EnviroServe recycle plastics while Airbus Space have a satellite insurance system that processes a crop damage map every 10 days making it easier and more efficient for farmers to treat their crops before they are destroyed.

Susie Kitchens at South Coast Science
Susie Kitchens at the South Coast Science stand at UNEA in Nairobi. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

The UN Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. Members gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution.

It has the universal membership of all 193 UN Member States and the full involvement of UN organizations, specialized agencies, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector. In bringing together these varied communities, the Assembly provides a groundbreaking platform for leadership on global environmental policy.

This year’s Assembly was sustainable and climate-neutral, and featured side events that confronted pollution in its various forms. The Assembly delivered a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste.