Climate and Development Outlook for Kenya
Kenya has experienced droughts, floods and other extreme climate events with increased frequency in recent years. This is reflected in the scientific literature, and noticed by Kenya’s people, who have become increasingly alarmed by the impacts of climate change on their livelihoods.
Kenya’s second Medium Term Plan 2013-2017 expressly recognises the importance of adopting a low-carbon growth pathway, while climate change is a permanent standing item for the National Economic and Social Council.
The National Climate Change Action Plan identified six ‘big wins’ that combine development and adaptation, and together account for two thirds of Kenya’s identified mitigation potential.