NGURUMAN (KAJIADO COUNTY) ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS REPORT
CThe scope of climate change governance in Kenya is encompassed in the policy and regulatory frameworks interrelated to climate sensitive natural resources that the country depends on for its livelihood, economic development and general sustenance. According to the draft Legal Preparedness Assessment Report, pursuant to sub-component 2 of the NCCAP, the foundations of Kenya’s policy and regulatory framework to facilitate adequate responses to the impacts of climate change on energy, health, agriculture, tourism among other sectors are closely rooted in the new constitution. They also form key aspects of national policies documents such as vision 2030,NCCRS,NCCAP,EMCA and the climate change bill 2014 seek to climate proof the country’s institutional are regulatory frameworks while enhancing its adaptive capacity.
Since the mid 1980s, Kenya has experienced severe droughts, biodiversity disappearance, water scarcity and drying of water sources, flash floods and landslides. This has disrupted the normal livelihood sources for Kenyans. All sectors are heavily and negatively affected. The majority of Kenya’s population depend on natural resources for their livelihoods. These resources include agricultural land, pastures, water, forests, fisheries and wildlife. These resources are closely linked to rainfall patterns. It has been observed that many people may be aware that climate has changed and yet their livelihoods remain threatened as a result of lack of clear interventions practicable by them and the capacity to adapt to the change.
MWINGI COMMUNITY ENERGY HEARING REPORT
Kenya is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change which calls
for the need to provide legal and institutional framework for mitigation and adaptation to the
impacts. The Country has made significant strides in developing a Climate Change Bill to
enhance effective response to climate change. A multi-stakeholder National Steering
Committee has been constituted and gazetted as the taskforce by the cabinet secretary
Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to spearhead the process of ensuring
the Climate Change policy and Act is in place. The Bill is currently in parliament and has
gone through the Second reading. A validated draft Climate Change Framework Policy is
also in place.
There is an emerging connection between low carbon development pathway and attaining sustainable energy for all. Kenya has been selected as a pilot country for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The initiative is aimed at identifying and mobilizing action by stakeholders from government, business, civil society, academia, and the development communities towards achieving universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy. KCCWG together with other CSO’s are committed to ensure the achievement of Universal Energy Access and the translation of national and global objectives to widen access to modern energy services to tangible action on the ground, in partnership with all stakeholders, locally, nationally, regionally and internationally. It is therefore important to sensitize the citizenry on climate change and the ongoing efforts towards achieving the Climate Change legislation and sustainable energy Access
NGUUTANI energy HEARING Report
MEDIA BREAKFAST TRAINING ON ENERGY ACCESS PROCEEDINGS REPORT
The media breakfast training on energy access was organized by KCCWG with financial support from CAFOD. The workshop took place on 4/2/2015 at The Sarova Pan Afric Hotel, Nairobi. Stakeholders present in the workshop were drawn from Suswatch Kenya, KCJWC, KCCWG, GAF, ITM Africa, HIVOS, media persons from the Kenya News Agency, The Star, Freelance science journalists, the Nation Media Group, XINHUA, K24, KBC, The Sun Weekly, Mtaani Radio, Pamoja FM, Baraka FM, the Reuters as well as freelance journalists.
A total of 30 participants took part in the workshop (22 Male, 8 Female). Stakeholders were also taken through the workshop objectives and what KCCWG does. Presentations made included Kenya’s energy needs, issues surrounding access to clean and efficient energy in Kenya and key solutions, gender perspectives on energy access as well as the basics of energy reporting, sources of information as well as selling energy stories. Among the concerns raised by the stakeholders included:.
Media Breakfast Reports
COP20 LIMA BRIEF
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP10) included three subsidiary bodies (SBs) meetings. The 41st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA41), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI41) and the seventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP2-7). The Lima Conference deliberations took place right after the release of the IPCC’s fifth assessment Report, a document which gives overwhelming evidence of the increasing climate catastrophe. This report also has strategic guidelines that need further scrutiny in order to tackle the climate crisis.
COP20 negotiations were therefore burdened with setting up key positive decisions to direct what the Paris “agreement” would be given the myriad of problems that climate change has brought. Like has been the trend, a package of decisions were adopted in Lima and most observers have contended that compromised deals were reached on a pathway to a new global agreement. Others argue that whole UNFCCC process sits on shaky ground and COP20 did little to further the progress critical to building a strong inclusive post 2020 agreement. The conference was another stark reminder of the currently existing low determination to fight climate change.
COP20 LIMA BRIEF
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