Kenya

National Climate Change Response Strategy 2010 As implemented by 2013-2017 Climate Change Action Plan

Executive
Plan; Strategy
Passed in 2013
The National Climate Change Response Strategy outlines its objectives as to :
  • Enhance the understanding of the global climate change regime, negotiation process and develop priorities for Kenya
  • Assess the evidence and impacts of climate change in Kenya
  • Recommend adaptation and mitigation measures
  • Develop assessment and capacity building frameworks
  • Recommend research and technological needs
  • Develop a conducive and enabling policy, legal and institutional framework
  • Provide a concrete action plan combined with resource mobilisation plan

Actions mentioned in the strategy include:
  • Promoting orphan crops, agricultural produce post harvest processing, storage and value added, breeding of animals from various agro-ecological zones that adapt well to climatic variances and providing special livestock insurance within Adaptation
  • Establishing a national climate awareness campaign, and incorporating climate change in school curriculum within Information and awareness building
  • Technology development through CDM or other options, accelerating south-south partnerships in technology
  • Dedicated climate directorate within the Ministry of Environment and a National Climate Change Steering Committee and a Climate Change Activities Co-ordinating Committee within the Institutional framework.

The Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources in conjunction with donor partners, further developed the Action Plan that provides a platform for the implementation of the 2010 National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS). The Plan addresses eight action areas identified by the NCCRS, in addition to including a new subcomponent focusing on co-ordination. It defines clear measures on adaptation and mitigation to climate change across a wide range of issues, bringing an important contribution to the development of Kenya's legal and political framework in this realm. The 2013-2017 Climate Change Action Plan fits in the Kenya 2030 Vision, a long-term development plan adopted by the government in 2008. Implemented in successive five year plans, the 2030 vision is comprises three pillars (economic, social, and political). The 2013-2017 Climate Change Action Plan was replaced in May 2018 by the National Climate Change Action Plan 2018-2022.

Documents
  • 960,000 ha forest restoration by 2030 against a 2012 baseline
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2012
  • 281,000 ha cropland converstion to agroforest by 2030
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2012
  • 2,275 MW geothermal capacity development by 2030
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2012
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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