Helping the Kenyan government plan for sustainable economic growth and climate resilience
We supported government officials in building a clear picture of climate risks and opportunities in Kenya. This has helped to inform policy and measures to promote climate action and overcome barriers to change. At the same time, it attracted funding that allowed the government to advance its Climate Action Plan and Vision 2030 sustainable development goals.
For example, partially as a result of our work, the government removed the VAT on clean cookstoves in recognition of their positive impact on both climate and health. This encouraged a dynamic cookstoves market, attracted more investment to cleaner cooking fuels and made the stoves more affordable. Similarly, following our recommendations, the government is supporting a shift away from charcoal and helping people to climb the energy ladder by removing fuel duty on ethanol for cooking. We are working to remove the import duty and VAT too, while street-level dispensers for ethanol are making it easy for people to top-up their cooking fuel.
Our focus on achieving sustainable development issues through NAMAs has helped the country to attract funding for clean energy, waste management and low carbon transport initiatives. We’re also helping the government to fulfil its climate responsibilities on the global stage with specialist support, such as preparing the UNFCCC report.