Presentation on theme: "9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA Challenges on Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya."— Presentation transcript:
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA Challenges on Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya.
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA Thematic Overview of Kenya Vision 2030 Economic To maintain a sustainable economic growth of 10% p.a over the next 25 years Social A just and Cohesive society enjoying equitable social Development in a clean and secure environment Political An issue based, people centered, result oriented and accountable Democratic political society Overarching Vision A globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Environmental and social Challenges in Kenya. Sustainable management of natural resources –Land, Water, Forests, and diseases Increase in population means Food security for 40 mio. People prone to famine. Water for households, irrigation and industry Resource use conflicts and urbanization. Obstacles to development in a climate changed reality –Uncoordinated policies –Inadequate coordination between land and water agencies –Insufficient flow of information between stakeholders and government –Invasive species.
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA 1. Conservation Focal Points –Intensification of sustainable conservation of strategic resources Forests,water towers, wildlife and marine ecosystems. –Achievement of 10% forest cover Goal for 2012 : increase current forest cover by 50% Strategies; Rehabilitation of degraded watersheds while promoting on-farm forestry Implementation of compensation for environmental services to include carbon markets Develop sustainable land use policy Intensify conservation of coastal,mangrove, and marine ecosystems
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA 3. ASALs and High-risk Disaster Zones Goals for 2012: –Substantially reduce losses due to floods and droughts –Establish a system to monitor national trends and impacts of climate change and desertification –Pilot programmes on climate change and desertification –Increase agricultural production.
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA 4. Environmental Planning and Governance a.Focal points: –Building institutional capacity in environmental Planning –Improving the impact of environmental governance b.General Goal : –To integrate planning approaches and improve overall governance of the environment Specific goals: 1.Increase coverage of spatial data-land use /land cover 2.Enforce all environmental regulations and standards 3.Attract at least 5 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects per year
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA Environmental Planning and governance cont’d d. Flagship Projects –Environmental education and awareness –Waste management programme –National mapping of pollution sources –Nairobi rivers basin programme –Clean Development Mechanisms –Enforcement of environmental regulation
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA Environmental Planning and Governance cont’d e. Initiatives –Carbon offset schemes –Disaster Preparedness –Capacity for environmental and natural information management –Use of market-based environmental instruments –Sustainable development indicators/realization –Nairobi river basin initiative –Coastal zone and marine assessment –Farmland and dryland tree planting initiative
9/10/2015A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE AND PROSPEROUS KENYA