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Clean energy solutions powering communities

Kenya is highly vulnerable to impacts of climate change, hence the need to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of people and nature to the current and anticipated effects of climate change while managing the uncertainties of the future. Kenya is also considered energy-poor in terms of access to modern energy services, despite the availability of vast renewable energy resources.

While recent discoveries of oil and gas provides a great potential for economic growth, their exploration and production must adhere to international best practices in terms of environmental safeguards and benefit sharing. We believe that investments in sustainable energy streams are vital to attaining Kenya’s Vision 2030 through promotion of access to reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy as a climate change mitigation measure and a means to clean and healthy environment.

Climate change adaptation and mitigation must be mainstreamed in development programmes, strategies and action plans at all levels of government, so as to strategically Change climate change and deliver sustainable development

We have been implementing a project Vertical Integration and Learning for Low-Emission Development (V-LED) Phase I and Phase II: Aligning project needs to local priorities partnership project between KCNRN as a local partner and Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG) in partnership with adelphi, a German Consulting firm, is implementing Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development (V-LED) project. With the support of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)-Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the project, which began in 2015, is geared towards supporting governments in fostering climate resilient and low emission development pathways through improved multilevel governance and knowledge management. Between 2015 and 2019, the V-LED project worked with national and county authorities to stimulate vertically integrated climate actions. The project facilitated dialogue between government levels and communities and built local capacity through trainings and good practice exchanges between county governments. The second phase of the project (2019 & 2020) carries the dialogic approach forward – continuing the vertical dialogues and good practice exchange workshops. Additionally, the project is focused on closing the climate action implementation gap with county governments through needs-based, on the job coaching. The aim of the coaching process is to build capacities of policy makers, community groups and stakeholders to bring about climate change governance reforms at county level.