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Prioritising mitigation and adaptation options as part of the development of a National Climate Change Action Plan

Prioritising mitigation and adaptation options as part of the development of a National Climate Change Action Plan

Development of NCCAP including identifying priority actions through stakeholder consultation, analysis and alignment with broader development goals.
Good Practice
  • Immediate relevance and impact
  • Long term impact
  • Measurable and reliable data
  • Leadership and political commitment
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Integrated into existing processes
  • Professional and technical support
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Waste Management

Kenya, Africa

Year Published

2011 - 2017

Case Summary
Throughout 2011-12 the government of Kenya undertook a prioritisation process to identify actions to deliver its National Climate Change Response Strategy published in 2010. The process resulted in the Kenyan National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and included specific mitigation and adaptation challenges to be incorporated into the climate related policies, plans and strategies of national institutions in Kenya.

The prioritisation process within the NCCAP was aligned to national development strategies combining a long-term vision with medium-term policy goals and mechanisms. It demonstrates an effective process for incorporating assessments of climate vulnerability and mitigation potential into national development objectives in an inclusive multi-stakeholder decision-making process.

Crucial to the success of the process was the strong commitment and leadership from the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR), comprehensive stakeholder participation, the involvement of key ministries, together with a local validation process and a transparent approach to analysis.
  • Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Ministry of Northern Kenya Development and other Arid Lands
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
  • Ministry of Livestock Development
  • Ministry of Water and Irrigation
  • Ministry of Public Health
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Kenya Roads Board
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Ministry of Planning, Threshold 21 (T21) team
  • Private sector; Kenyatta University (School of Environmental Studies)
  • Nairobi University (Meteorological Department)
  • Catholic Organisation of Relief and Development (CORDAID)
  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
  • CARE Kenya
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Cooperation with
  • CDKN
  • UNDP
  • DFID
  • AFD
  • IISD
  • ECN
  • Ricardo-AEA
  • Climate Care
  • Arid Lands Information Network
  • Vivid Economics
  • Adam Smith Africa
  • LTS International
  • Baastel
  • Acclimatise
The preparation of the National Climate Change Action Plan was funded by the UK Department of International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership