Kenya unveils Climate Change Information Portal

Kenya unveils Climate Change Information Portal

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry  Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mr. Keriako Tobiko will  officially launch the Kenya Climate Change  Knowledge Portal on the 27th March, 2018 at the National Climate Change Resource Centre which  is under the Climate Change Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR).

Climate change is affecting weather systems across the globe

Climate change is affecting weather systems across the globe

Climate change is affecting weather systems across the globe

Climate change is affecting weather systems across the globe

As climate change adverse effects ravages countries around the world, Kenya is making steps towards to stem the worrying situation by unveiling an information portal.

Already available online, The Kenyan Climate Change Portal is a one stop repository of climate change information in Kenya.

Latest reports, policy documents, blogs and other informational materials like newsletters can be found on the portal.

It is an initiative of the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) Project which aims to contribute to Kenya’s overall goal in achieving transformative development, accelerating sustainable climate resilient economic growth while slowing down Green House Gas emissions.

The portal will help to link climate change actors across various sectors and their initiatives by providing a platform to address issues relating to climate change. This will go a long way in eliminating the information gap among various actors in the climate change arena and also show case initiatives by different players.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry  Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mr. Keriako Tobiko will  officially launch the Kenya Climate Change  Knowledge Portal on the 27th March, 2018 at the National Climate Change Resource Centre which  is under the Climate Change Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR).

The NCCRC is the national repository for climate change information and houses the Climate Change Directorate offices. The centre’s facilities include a specialized library with physical and digital climate change resources, a state of the art amphitheatre, training rooms with teleconferencing, webinar facilities and exhibition space to showcase climate smart technologies and innovations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Climate Change

What is air pollution?

Air pollution is made of various chemicals and particles that contaminate the atmosphere around the earth.

What are greenhouse gases?

Greenhouse gases refer to gases in the atmosphere that absorb heat radiated from earth. Together, greenhouse gases act like a blanket reducing heat loss, similar to the way the glass of a greenhouse warms the air inside the greenhouse.

What can I do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible Use public instead of private transport as whenever possible Increase usage of renewable energy Replace incandescent with Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs Use natural light as much as possible Wash clothes with cool water and hang them out to dry Purchase more efficient appliances Plant trees Avoid cutting trees Do not burn organic matter from the farm Unplug electrical appliances when not in use Use every drop of water, avoid wasting water

What is the Inter-Governmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)?

The IPCC is a panel made up of global experts. It was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorogical Organisation and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It is seeks to establish and avail the latest information about climate change. The information is published in the IPPCC periodic assessment reports

Will I learn about climate change in school in Kenya?

The National Climate Change Action Plan (NCAAP) and Climate Change Act 2016 recommends that climate change be infused into all levels of the education curriculum. When this recommendation is implemented, students will learn about climate change in schools and colleges.
What is Climate Change Technology?

Climate change technology is any technology employed to address climate change impacts (adaptation) or to limit/reduce greenhouse gas emission (mitigation). Such technology may be either existing elsewhere and require adapting to local conditions; or may be locally available and require up-scaling. Alternatively, local challenges may lead to the innovation of new technologies, or new ways of deploying old or existing technology.

Why Climate Change Technology Development and Transfer in Kenya

Due to intellectual property rights (IPR), most cutting edge appropriate technologies are inaccessible to developing countries that need them most. These technologies would enable Kenya to significantly and rapidly enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities. Similarly, these technologies would enable an effective and speedy progress in Kenya’s low carbon development pathway towards achieving Vision 2030.

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