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PROJECT: Communicating climate compatible development to the Kenyan private sector

Project Reference: TAAF-0040b

This project aimed to inform the Kenyan private sector of CCD through high-profile events and knowledge products, and to develop KEPSA as a platform on which the private sector and Kenyan government can engage each other on climate change related issues.

This project:

  • Reviewed existing tools and frameworks used by private sector organisations to assess potential impact of climate change on their business and identify appropriate recommendations;
  • Identified key messages and mediums of communication to inform the private sector of the opportunities and challenges of CCD;
  • Researched, designed and produced knowledge products;
  • Disseminated knowledge products through KEPSA events;
  • Built capacity of journalists associated with major Kenyan newspapers to report climate change;
  • Developed a strategy to strengthen KEPSA as a platform for the private sector to engage the government on CCD.

Knowledge products included brochures, sectoral briefs, case studies, newsletters, a webpage and presentations. These products were disseminated through business breakfasts, press briefings, and eblasts.

This project was executed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and ClimateCare Limited, and complemented other CDKN-supported projects such as the development of the National Climate Change Action Plan and a Carbon Reduction, Resources and Opportunities Toolkit for the Kenyan flower sector.

Read the findings from the project: 

‘Climate Change and Your Business’ briefing note series:

Financing Private Sector Climate Change Action

Climate Proofing Your Business

Climate Change Action Plan

Climate Change and the Private Sector

Sector briefs: 

Climate Change and the Energy Sector

Climate Change and the Tourism Sector

Climate Change and the Agriculture Sector

Climate Change and Trade

Climate Change and the Transport Sector

Case studies:

Kenya Tea Development Agency

East African Breweries Limited

Kenafric Industries


Platform for Private Sector Engagement

Tools for Climate Assessment

Policy Regulation Review

Private Sector Funding Options


Read the launch event news article.


Funding: £83 195

Timeframe: 2 years, April 2013 – April 2015

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