Kenya’s climate resilient low emission development

Case Summary: 

Climate resilience has been integrated into low emission development planning in Kenya through their National Climate Change Action Plan. In particular, the Action Plan prioritizes deployment of technologies that will support both mitigation and adaptation outcomes. To enable action prioritization, a local and international technical team used a development impact assessment framework to assess mitigation, resilience and development impacts associated with various technologies and practices considered under the plan. As an example, technologies that reduce water use and emissions, while also supporting jobs were prioritized as key actions bridging climate change mitigation and resilience, as well as critical development goals. Key actions and good practices profiled in this case study are highlighted below.

  • Stakeholder engagement to inform the action plan and analysis undertaken to prioritize technologies and practices.
  • Partnership among government and technical institutions as well as international partners to inform the analysis and overall plan.
  • Use of a framework that allows for communication of various development and climate impacts across technologies.
  • Use of qualitative and quantitative information and data to inform the assessment of development and climate impacts.
  • Communication of analytical results to policymakers and other stakeholders to support implementation of actions presented in the plan.

Sub-Saharan Africa
Action Area 
Planning and Implementation Activity 
Developing Strategies and Plans, Analysis and Data Collection, Developing and Implementing Policies and Measures, Governance and Stakeholder Engagement, Low Emission Development Strategies
Sectors and Themes 
Agriculture, Transport
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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