Country Brief

The Republic of Kenya is a unitarity state located in the Great Horn of Africa. Over the past decade. Over 84% of the country's land area is arid and semi-arid and the economy is dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as rain-fed agriculture, water, energy, tourism, wildlife and health. Kenya has been experiencing the impacts of climate change resulting to great socio-economic losses estimated at 3-5% of the GDP annually, and impeding development efforts. The situtation is exacerbated by the country's dependence on climate sensitive natural resources.

Overview of the Updated NDC (2020):
The revised NDC proposes a more ambitious contribution relative to the first NDC, even though significant international support is required to realise the mitigation and adaptation potential. It is based on the findings of the analysis carried out during the updating process which provided evidence that Kenya can meet and even exceed the initial NDC mitigation target (30% emissions reduction relative to the BaU Scenario by 2030). In addition, it examines the climate projections and the associated impacts before proposing and identifying the priority adaptation actions. Compared to the first NDC which was fully conditional on international support, Kenya commits to mobilize 13% of the $62 billion budget and will require support for the remainder.