Training on Climate Change Policies and Measures

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Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-02-23 11:42
Location / Venue: 

Institute for Cliamte Change and Adaptation

 

Dates: 6th and 7th February 2018 (2 Days)

Climate is important for a country’s development, but natural climate fluctuations disrupt ecological, economic and social systems. Although human factors have also affected the local climate pattern, together with natural climate variability, long-term climate changes are already showing clear impacts on County and national governments’ development interventions.

Implementation of the Climate Change Act (2016), Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) and National Climate Change Action Plan (NCAP 2013-2017) is now a shared responsibility of the national and county governments through: interventions made by the national government through its sector plans; interventions made by the county governments through their County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs); interventions made by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and its partners which cut across sectors.

For the Country to respond effectively, relevant information and knowledge must be generated and shared in a coordinated and timely manner. Decision-makers need policy know-how to prioritize and target investment appropriately and understand the anticipated return on that investment, as well as for the rational formulation of policies, regulatory frameworks and institutions.

The main objective of this training was capacity development and learning: strengthening the coherence and effectiveness of national and county governments’ adaptive and mitigation response capacity, including the provision of institutional capacity services to County governments.

The training focused on: Climate Change Act and Climate Change Response Strategy; National Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Agreement).

The event is one of the many trainings hosted by Environmental Capacity and Technical Services (ECAS) in collaboration with the Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation (ECAS) drew participants from as far as Rwanda. Others included county government officials, NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Researchers and private sector/business persons.

 

The Environmental Capacity and Technical Services (www.ecas.or.ke) is an institution whose core mandate is building climate change and environmental expertise. It is a platform for policy makers, researchers, business people, and students get up to date expert knowledge about the state of knowledge regarding climate change, green economy, blue economy, sustainable development and natural resource-based policy and legislative frameworks as well as the tools and methods to protect and manage our environment. ECAS’s Green Skills programme empowers young graduates to be innovative, creative and self reliant in order to have meaning in an ever changing job market.

At the end of the two days training, participants were able to gain deeper understanding of: institutional, legal and policy frameworks for climate change adaptation and mitigation and national and county levels; climate change legislations, policies and relevant agreements.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2019-02-23 11:42
Contact Person: 

Prof. Shem Wandiga

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 Prof Shem O. Wandiga
Professor of Chemistry &
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