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Green to Scale: Bridging the Emissions Gap in Kenya

Green to Scale is a series of projects that have highlighted the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions. In 2015, the project looked at 17 solutions from five sectors and around the globe. In 2016, Green to Scale focused on 15 Nordic solutions. Previous phases have uncovered a vast emission reduction potential at affordable costs simply using solutions proven to work and readily available.

Nordic Green to Scale 2 zooms in on selected countries, analysing the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions in two regions: Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa; and the Baltic States, Poland and Ukraine in Europe. For both groups, ten different solutions particularly promising for the region have been selected out of the ones included in the previous studies.

The analysis on Kenya covers emission reduction potential, costs and savings as well as co-benefits of scaling up the selected solutions. In addition, the study looks at the barriers to and enablers for implementing the solutions, including providing policy recommendations tailored to the needs of each country.

Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) has included Green to Scale in its Prime Ministers’ Initiative and NCM Climate and Air Pollution group has served as the advisory council for the project. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra hosts the project secretariat. CONCITO (Denmark), CICERO (Norway) and University of Iceland have been represented in the steering group. Analysis was carried out by Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre with the support of local experts.

The results of the analysis for Kenya are summarised in this event. The event focuses on discussing the key findings, policy recommendations and business opportunities for Kenya from scaling up effective climate solutions in the context of the Paris Agreement and the recent IPCC 1,5 report.

Programme

13:00 Opening and welcoming words
Erik Lundberg, Ambassador, Finnish Embassy
Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
13;20 Tackling climate change: The Emissions Gap
Niklas Hagelberg, Climate Change Programme Coordinator, UN Environment Programme
13;30 Green to Scale project: the potential of scaling up climate solutions
Tuuli Hietaniemi, Climate Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
13;40 Green to Scale Kenya: main findings of the report
Mbeo Ogeya, Research Fellow and LEAP tool specialist, SEI Africa Centre
14;00 Discussion
Moderator: Niklas Hagelberg, Climate Change Programme Coordinator, UN Environment Programme
14;25 Closing words
Tuuli Hietaniemi, Climate Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
14;30 End

The event is organised during the permanent representatives annual meeting and it hopes to attract wide attention among the participants.

Light snacks and soft drinks are served at the event.

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