Environment, Energy & Climate Change

To remain globally competitive Kenya has to manage and sustain her environment and natural resource base. The country subsistence and national economies, foreign exchange and significant contribution to GDP depend on agriculture and agro-based industries, tourism, water resources and hydropower. Despite this reality Kenya is facing many environment challenges that include deforestation, soil erosion, and land degradation, desertification, and loss of biodiversity, water scarcity and pollution from industry.

Our Goals

The overall goal of the Energy and Environment component of Country Programme is to support Kenya meet its obligations to international environment agreements while enhancing the contribution of natural resources and the environment to poverty reduction and sustainable socio-economic development... more

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Efficient Biomass Stove

A sustainable reduction of GHG emissions through a transformation of the institutional and small, medium and micro enterprise high-efficiency stove markets.

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Projects and Initiatives

 Land Management

Land Management in Agropastoral Production Systems of Kenya

This project will extend the successful Farmer Field School approach by applying it to address land degradation problems in the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of Kenya in order to link sustainable land management (SLM) to increased agricultural productivity in agro-pastoral and pastoral landscapes. The project will work in “landscape units” in four ASAL districts... more

Clean Energy

Access to clean energy services in Kenya

According to a Ministry of Energy report (Kamfor 2002) the main sources of firewood are rangelands (25%), government forests (28%) and small farmlands (47%). The role of agro-forestry on small farms in providing firewood has progressively increased while showing a decline in the other categories. This on the other hand reduced the land set aside for farming. About 92% of all households that use charcoal purchase it from the market, while 7% produce their own... more

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Hope in climate mitigation through improved insitutional cooking stoves