7thAug

Climate Change

Strengthening Democracy through Community-based Participatory Planning for Climate Resilient Low Carbon Development in Kenya. Natural resources governance and local development planning provide critical entry points for fostering appropriate climate change responses, consequently improving governance and deepening democracy in Kenya. Indeed, Kenya has developed national sustainable development and global climate change adaptation and mitigation goals. These include the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS), the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted to United nations framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCC) in July 2015. However, practical experience shows that counties are largely unable to systematically translate the national climate targets into local actions. Implementation on the ground is still sparse as the planning and