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Kenya outreach event for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report


Please read the executive summary of the Kenya outreach event report here, or download the full event report.

CDKN collaborated with the Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the Kenyan Meteorological Services and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to bring the key messages of the Fifth Assessment Report to audiences in Kenya. The event took place on 31 July – 1 August 2014 at the Safari Club, Nairobi, Kenya.

The event was one of several throughout July-August 2014 in African and Asian countries, which aimed to facilitate discussions among leaders in government, academia, business and civil society on the implications of the Fifth Assessment Report for their national context. Over one and a half days, expert authors from the IPCC will presented and discussed a range of topics including:

•   What is the world’s climate change pathway? How might Kenya’s climate look in the future?
•   Exposure and vulnerability to climate change: Kenya’s prospects
•   Climate change trends in Kenya
•   Headlines on the economics of adaptation
•   Opportunities for mobilising finance for low carbon development
•   Securing climate finance for mitigation that delivers benefits for climate adaptation and resilience

Throughout the sessions, there was be ample interactive question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

 

DAY ONE:

Climate change trends, impacts and vulnerability chaired by Hon. Amina Abdalla

  • Professor Chris Reason, Lead Author, IPCC Working Group I on the physical science of climate change
  • Mr. Peter Ambenje, Deputy Director, Kenya Meteorological Service.

Adaptation and climate resilience: best practice lessons from Africa chaired by Prof. Shem Wandiga

  • Dr AmaEssel, Lead Author, IPCC Working Group II on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability
  • Dr Maggie Opondo, Coordinating Lead Author, IPCC Working Group II on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability
  • Dr Guy Midgley, Co-ordinating Lead Author, IPCC Working Group II on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (via Skype)

Kenya’s low carbon climate resilient development opportunities chaired by Prof. John N’gang’a

  • Dr.YacobMulugetta, Co-ordinating Lead Author, Working Group III
  • Dr CheikhMbow, Lead Author, Working Group III
  • Dr.Kevin Urama, Co-ordinating Lead Author, Working Group III, (TBC)
  • Mr Henry Dede, UNEP

How do we pay for climate action? Chaired by Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu

  • Dr Guy Midgley, Co-ordinating Lead Author, IPCC Working Group II on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (via Skype)
  • Dr YacobMulugetta, Coordinating Lead Author, Working Group III
  • Representative from Ministry of Devolution & Planning (Presentation on mainstreaming Climate change in the national planning framework)
  • Representative from National Treasury(Presentation on Climate change and the budget planning process)
  • Representative from UNEP/UNDP

DAY TWO

Policy and Practice Forum chaired by Prof. Richard Odingo

  • Presentation on major science initiative – (Climate change and health – a case study of malaria) Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Dr. Andrew Githeko
  • Presentation on national DRM/resilience initiative – (Adaptation and resilience in the ASALs in the face of a changing climate) National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), James Oduor
  • Presentation on key private sector initiative – (How is private sector responding to climate change?)  Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Betty Maina
  • Presentation on major NGO programme – (Responding to Climate change impacts and building resilience of communities) Kenya Red Cross, Dr Abbas Gullet
  • Presentation on CSO activities – KCCWG or PACJA
  • Presentation on national climate change framework policy and bill – PS State Department of Environment and Natural Resources

How should Kenya respond to the IPCC’s findings? Chaired by Prof. J. Muthama

Keynote address:

His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya

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