Recognizing the impacts of climate change and air pollution on its people, Kenya joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition in 2014 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) for improved public health, the promotion of sustainable development, and the eradication of poverty. Represented by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Kenya is focused on SLCP mitigation activities in households, agriculture and waste and raising the profile of SLCPs among local and national stakeholders.  

Confirming its commitment in 2016, Kenya enacted the Climate Change Act, requiring the government to develop five-year National Climate Change Action Plans (NCCAP) to guide the inclusion of adaptation and mitigation actions into sector functions of the national and county bovernments. Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) also contains a conditional target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030, and the country is on track to meet their Paris Agreement targets.  

Kenya has served as a member of the CCAC Steering Committee and is involved in the CCAC's Agriculture, Heavy Duty Vehicles, HFC, Household Energy, SNAP and Waste Initiatives.  

Read below for more examples of Kenya's work.

CCAC activities

Activity | National Planning and Policy
Kenya | Ongoing
In collaboration with the Coalition's Supporting National Planning (SNAP) Initiative, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry will be working to increase awareness and capacity for SLCP mitigation...
Nairobi, Kenya
Activity | Agriculture
Kenya | Ongoing
Our project "Reducing enteric methane for improving food security and livelihoods" is a collaboration between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the New Zealand...
Workstream | Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines
The Global Strategy to Introduce Low Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles – the first global plan to reduce small particulate and black carbon emissions from cars, buses and trucks by over 90% by...
The Global Sulfur Strategy

Related resources

Quantification of environmental pollutants is critical towards building city strategies in air quality as well as mitigation benefits attribution. Moreover, it is directly related to national...

Quantification of short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) reductions from soot-free bus strategies in K
2020 | Guidelines & Tools
, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative: State Department of Livestock

The objective of Kenya’s livestock sub-sector is to contribute to food and nutrition security within the context of the national goal and ambition for a low carbon emission and climate resilient...


Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Maji House, Ngong Road
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