Kenya

Kenya
Member of the

Cluster activities

In-country lead: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
NDC Support Cluster approach:
  • UNDP as the Cluster lead is supporting Kenya to operationalize the Climate Change Fund.
  • UNDP is further coordinating the development of NDC investment plans and enhancing MRV coordination for sectoral and national level MRV.
  • Finally, UNDP is supporting the development and roll-out of training courses on Climate Change Budget Coding and Climate Finance Tracking.
  • NDC Cluster Partners are focusing on development of NDC development plans for the energy sector (ECN/New Climate Institute) and linking suitable NDC sectors with private investment, either through capital markets or local investment sources (CDKN).
  • All NDC Cluster partners are sharing information on a regular basis through google docs and if possible joint in-country missions.
  • All above listed activities are planned for 2017 and there is at least 1 joint mission planned with the NDC Cluster partners this year.
  • The program aims to integrate gender considerations into the NDC planning and implementation process through various outputs. These include developing an in-depth gender analysis at the national level, mainstreaming gender within decision-making bodies and participation institutions, developing gender-responsive implementation roadmaps, enhancing the gender responsiveness of national climate change instruments and developing capacities for effective gender integration in NDC implementation.

Political Partner: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Projects

NDC Cluster project(s)

For a complete overview of projects relevant for NDC implementation in Kenya, download the list here

NDCs

Kenya ratified the Paris Agreement on 28 December 2016, turning the INDC into its NDC, available at the UNFCCC website.

Target

  • Conditional target if international support is provided: Reduce GHG emissions by 30% compared to BAU scenario of 143 MtCO2eq by 2030
  • Introduction of international market-based instruments not precluded
  • LULUCF sector included
  • Adaptation targets build on Kenya’s National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP); goal to mainstream climate change adaptation into the Medium Term Plans (MTPs)

Priority Sectors

  • Priority sectors regarding mitigation targets:
    Energy; Transportation; Industrial Processes; Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU); Waste
  • Adaptation targets that are supposed to be mainstreamed into the Medium Term Plans. Risk and vulnerability assessments across the MTP sectors are planned.

 

Climate change policy context

  • Kenya enacted a Climate Change Act in 2016, which provides an impetus towards planning, funding and implementing the NDC.
  • The act establishes the Climate Change Fund as a financing mechanism for priority climate change actions and interventions in the country. The fund will become the key finance mechanism for all climate change related activities in the country and its operationalization is planned for late 2017.
  • The Climate Change Directorate (CCD) under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, which is mandated by the Climate Change Act 2016 as the technical lead agency on climate change matters will spearhead cluster activities. The CCD supports the National Climate Change Council and the Cabinet Secretary to deliver on their climate change functions under the Act.