Kenya is already feeling the effects of climate change. The widespread poverty, recurrent droughts, floods, inequitable land distribution, overdependence on rain-fed agriculture, and few coping mechanisms all combine to increase people’s vulnerability to climate change. For instance, the affected people have little security against intense climatic impacts. They have few resource reserves, poor housing and depend on natural resources for their livelihood. Floods and droughts have caused damage to property and loss of life, reduced business opportunities and increased the cost of transacting business in the country.

In response to the challenges posed by Climate 
Change, Kenya has developed a National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS 2010), National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP 2013), Climate Change Act (2016), and a National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which provides a vision for low-carbon and climate resilient development pathway. Kenya is operationalizing these policies and plans through the implementation of climate change actions in various areas such as afforestation and reforestation, geothermal and other clean energy development, energy efficiency, climate-smart agriculture, and drought management.

Kenya’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are relatively low, standing at 73 MtCO2eq in 2010, out of which 75% are from the land use. Read more.....

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Threes CSOs in the East Africa Community are implementing this project with the overall objective of contributing to strengthenĀ the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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