Ricardo-AEA reveals details of its support for the Kenya climate change action plan

Ricardo-AEA reveals details of its support for the Kenya climate change action plan
12 May 2013

 

  • Kenya’s National Climate Change Action Plan aims to guide the country along a climate resilient and low carbon development pathway
  • Ricardo-AEA is today revealing details of its work in helping deliver the National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework (NPBMF) – a key component of the Action Plan
  • The NPBMF includes a unique MRV+ (Measurement, Reporting and Verification) system designed by Ricardo-AEA integrating climate mitigation and adaptation actions 


The NPBMF developed by Ricardo-AEA with partners LTS International and Baastel is one of the key sub-components of Kenya’s climate change action plan. It includes a unique MRV+ system designed by Ricardo-AEA that will enable Kenya to ‘measure, report and verify’ mitigation actions, ‘monitor and evaluate’ adaptation actions, and highlight the synergies between mitigation and adaptation actions.

The system will help inform and guide the Kenyan Government on the implementation of concrete climate change response actions, whether in the form of policies, projects, programmes or business ventures.  As such it will help the country fulfil its international reporting obligations, for example in the development of Kenya’s greenhouse gas inventory. It will also help to track mitigation and adaptation actions ready to report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

“Ricardo-AEA was pleased to have been able to contribute to this important climate change initiative for Kenya,” said Ricardo-AEA principal consultant Gill Wilkins. “The national performance and benefit measurement framework demonstrates Kenya’s climate finance readiness and provides a strong platform for attracting international finance from multilateral and bilateral development partners.

“We’re particularly proud of our role in designing the MRV+ system which required expertise in a wide range of areas including greenhouse gas inventories, measurement reporting and verification, data management, indicator development and capacity needs assessment. Critical to its success was an ability to adapt this knowledge to the Kenyan context.”

The MRV+ system report is available for download from the News & Media section of the Ricardo web site. The full NPBMF report can be downloaded from the Kenya Climate Change Action plan website http://www.kccap.info/ along with the Kenya Climate Change Action Plan main report, executive summary and documents from all other sub-components.


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