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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.
Read below for more examples of Kenya's work.
Kenya has worked with the CCAC, along with the GRA and FAO, to identify methods that reduce methane from enteric fermentation in dairy cattle, while also increasing productivity. This work along...
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...
Efforts to scale up access to clean cookstoves have typically focused on promoting technically more efficient cooking technologies. Important sociocultural aspects of cooking such as taste,...
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...