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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the impacts of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. The fund is for both mitigation and adaptation and promotes investment.
When the Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016, the Green Climate Fund was given an important role in serving the agreement and supporting the goal of keeping climate change well below 2 Degrees Celsius. Kenya took an emission abatement target of 30 percent by 2030 against business as usual scenario in her Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that was submitted with ratification instruments of the Paris Agreement. The ratification and the agreement has enabled Kenya to put in place mitigation and adaptation measures at the national level to respond to the climate change threats.
Additionally, the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) suggests that Kenya requires more than KSh 4 trillion (USD 40 billion) for mitigation and adaptation actions across sectors to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030. In response, Kenya has put in place legal and institutional frameworks on climate change and climate finance such as; National Climate Change Action Plan, National Climate Change Framework Policy, Climate Change Act of 2016 and National Framework Policy on Climate Finance. Furthermore, Kenya is on the process of developing a comprehensive national structure for GCF to help in the  Read more... 

 

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