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Kenya

TOTAL POPULATION

46 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

14,300 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“To abate its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 relative to the business-as-usual scenario.”


PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Giorgio Mussi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Oliver Schwab donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Friederike Gnädinger donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Konstantin Krahtov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Michele Dondi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Trayan Angelov donated € 11 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Amy McPherson donated € 20 to Giving for Mitigating Climate Change . Andreyana Andreeva-Florian donated € 40 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . joe hasell donated € 20 to Expanding Sesi’s Bottle Refill Scheme to Make Zero Plastic Waste Shopping Mainstream in the UK . Milena Ivanova donated € 60 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Angel Georgiev donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Bozhana Zagorcheva donated € 5 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Leonardo Gaffuri donated € 5 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Gianmarco Gallo donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . anna minerva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Kenya is known all over the world to host one of the largest biodiversity reservoirs on the African continent. 35,000 species make up the vast array of ecosystems, from the coastal forests to the bushy savanna in the hinterland. 80% of Kenyans rely directly or indirectly on biodiversity for their survival. However, Kenya’s environment has suffered from economic growth and the rapid urbanisation of the country. 

A big problem is the pollution of waterways, whether in rivers or the numerous large lakes that are a major part of the biodiversity and ecosystems. Primarily, the pollution derives from urban and industrial centres in the form of waste, but also as pesticides and fertilisers from agricultural activities. 

The country as a whole suffers from extreme weather events between the dry and wet seasons. There are recurring droughts and flooding, which each contribute to the problems of desertification and soil erosion. Poaching is a growing problem in the country who prides itself for its staple African fauna such as lions, zebras, hippopotamus, giraffes, rhinos, leopards, all of which are endangered.

In March 2013, the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) was launched with the goal of guiding low-carbon and climate resilient development for the country. Kenya has developed a comprehensive climate action plan, recognising the impending dangers linked to global warming. It has already implemented strong measures, such as the world’s toughest ban on disposable plastic bags. Offenders risk 4 years jail time and a $40,000 fine. Kenya has made it clear that climate action is one of its pathways to development. Can you help it make it happen?


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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank classification, Kenya is a lower middle-income country. It is useful to observe its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk to contextualise Kenya’s position in the fight against climate change. The plots provide an overview of Kenya’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in comparison with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and prepared status to combat climate change. 

Kenya Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kenya’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


Overall, Kenya’s GHG emissions increased by 39% between 1990 and 2012. In Kenya, the agriculture sector represents the main source of emissions (60%). Within the agriculture sector, the majority of emissions come from methane produced by livestock digestion and manure. Due to recent growth in transportation energy use, CO2 emissions from combusting petroleum fuels have also increased in Kenya. 


Despite a strong growth in emissions, Kenya is only a small contributor (1%) to GHG emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa. To further reduce the country’s part, Kenya aims to reinforce its agricultural efficiency and waste management capabilities. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018)


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Kenya Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kenya’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Kenya Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


Overall, Kenya’s GHG emissions increased by 39% between 1990 and 2012. In Kenya, the agriculture sector represents the main source of emissions (60%). Within the agriculture sector, the majority of emissions come from methane produced by livestock digestion and manure. Due to recent growth in transportation energy use, CO2 emissions from combusting petroleum fuels have also increased in Kenya. 


Despite a strong growth in emissions, Kenya is only a small contributor (1%) to GHG emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa. To further reduce the country’s part, Kenya aims to reinforce its agricultural efficiency and waste management capabilities. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018)


Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country

Kenya’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Kenya is a country with a high vulnerability to climate change and a low level of adaptation. Agriculture is, of course, highly vulnerable to climate change and changing weather. Water resources like groundwater levels are under threat leading to longer drought periods, potentially paralysing the agricultural capacity and food security of the country. A rise in temperature due to climate change also increases vulnerability in forests and biodiversity. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now be one of the good guys! 


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Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country

Kenya’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Kenya is a country with a high vulnerability to climate change and a low level of adaptation. Agriculture is, of course, highly vulnerable to climate change and changing weather. Water resources like groundwater levels are under threat leading to longer drought periods, potentially paralysing the agricultural capacity and food security of the country. A rise in temperature due to climate change also increases vulnerability in forests and biodiversity. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now be one of the good guys! 


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