Climate change action plan - Kenya: Energy demand

Climate change action plan - Kenya: Energy demand

This chapter is part of a larger analysis of low-carbon development options in Kenya, which covers the six mitigation sectors set out in Article 4.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): energy, transport, industry, waste, forestry and agriculture.

The holistic, sectoral analysis aims to inform the Kenya Climate Change Action Plan and provides the evidence base for prioritizing low-carbon development options and developing proposals for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and REDD+ actions. The analysis includes a preliminary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and reference case projecting GHG emissions to 2030 for the entire Kenyan economy and by sector. The analysis then demonstrates how low-carbon development options can bend down emissions from the proposed reference case in each sector. Recognizing Kenya’s development priorities and plans, the analysis also considers how the various options can contribute to sustainable development. The overall work concludes with the identification of priority actions to enable low-carbon development.


This chapter analyses low-carbon development options related to energy demand in Kenya and is one of seven sectoral chapters developed as part of the overall low-carbon scenario analysis.

[Adapted from author introduction]

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