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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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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . 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 .

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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

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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

Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country

Kenya’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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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
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