Earth Hour is an event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) held on the last Saturday of March every year. This year, the Kenyan Earth Hour full-day event will be held in Nairobi’s City Centre for the very first time.

The Earth Hour 2019 #Change2Earth aims to unite people around the world to speak up as to why nature matters. Also, it directs awareness to the inter-connectivity of climate change and the benefits of nature to people.

This comes on the tails of the now infamous UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. It warns that the planet is set to reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels by 2030. Furthermore, Africa is in a precarious position with its high dependence on climate-sensitive agricultural production. This is because countries on the continent lack climate finance, technology and capacity.

Already we’ve seen an increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as cyclones and droughts have hit many regions across the continent.

So this Saturday at 8:30 pm, turn off non-essential lights for an hour to stand with nature and raise awareness of the planet’s perilous physical condition. We can all do something to save our home.

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