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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.  

In 2023 Kenya took a significant step in reducing short-lived climate pollutants SLCPs by launching its National Action Plan to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (NAP).
In co-hosting the 2023 Africa Climate Summit, Kenya is also acting as a leader on the continent, calling for climate adaptation, expanded renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and more climate finance. 

The NAP includes the country's first integrated greenhouse gas, SLCP and air pollutant emission inventory, covering the period 2009-2020. It also assesses how emissions of SLCPs are likely to change between 2030 and 2050 and evaluates the potential to reduce SLCP emissions from key source sectors. Most importantly, the NAP provides an action plan for how policies and measures to reduce SLCPs can be effectively implemented.   

The NAP will contribute significantly to achieving the goals of Kenya's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). Kenya's 2020 NDC aims to decrease GHG emissions by 32% of 2010 levels by 2030, focusing on renewable energy, reducing reliance on fossil and non-sustainable biomass fuels, promoting sustainable waste management, low carbon and efficient transportation systems, and climate-smart agriculture.  

Read below for more examples of Kenya's work on SLCPs.


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