Helping the Kenyan Government towards low carbon development

The Challenge

By creating opportunities for low carbon development, developing countries not only help to tackle global climate change. Done well, these actions can help to tackle poverty, improve health and create new opportunities for their citizens.

If such actions are developed under the UN’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) framework they can also attract income from developed countries, who are committed to support meaningful mitigation actions in developing countries through financing, technology transfer and capacity building.

Analysis of Kenya’s development pathway highlighted key opportunities for low carbon development in the provision of household energy for cooking and lighting, the development of cleaner waste management systems in major cities, and a Bus Rapid Transit system for greater Nairobi.

The Government wanted to help to identify the best ways to implement these low carbon development projects and to tap into international funding and support available to help make these recommendations a reality.

 

The Solution

The Government of Kenya contracted ClimateCare to develop 3 NAMAs as part of its low carbon development program in the household energy, waste management and urban transport sectors.

Our experts led the collation and analysis of information about these three sectors, identifying barriers and prioritising actions to support low carbon development. We identified key actions in each sector and documented these as NAMAs, in line with the UNFCCC guidelines.

We highlighted external funding requirements and set out options for the government to secure funding. We are also developing measurement, reporting and verification mechanisms in partnership with another company, to allow the Kenyan government and other development partners to track progress and demonstrate the positive climate and development outcomes delivered, as each of the NAMAs is implemented.

 

The Impact

As a result of our work in this area, the Government of Kenya will have clearly defined NAMAs as means of attracting funding for the implementation of the 3 low carbon pathway projects for the household energy, solid waste management and transport sectors. The NAMA activities have been selected, designed and documented to attract international funding support and to deliver maximum impact and value for money in each sector.

 

Want to know more about NAMA’s? Watch this great video from UNFCCC that explains how NAMAs help the shift to sustainable development.