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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.

This event is the premiere of the Nordic Green to Scale analysis for Kenya. The study illustrates the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions in Kenya. It also presents multiple co-benefits of climate action, identifies potential barriers to overcome and summarises the lessons learnt.

The event is an excellent opportunity to hear and discuss how to scale up renewable energy and energy efficiency in Kenya, while enjoying multiple co-benefits such as improved health and job creation.

The premiere is co-organised by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Africa Centre and Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. The premiere will be followed by reception at 17:00 pm.

Programme

Opening remarks
Dr. Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura, SEI Africa Centre

Finland and Kenya: Working together against climate change
Mr. Erik Lundberg, Ambassador, Finnish Embassy

Keynote speech
Eng. Isaac Kiva, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy on Kenya

Green to Scale: Scaling up existing climate solutions
Ms. Tuuli Hietaniemi, Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Green to Scale: Main findings of the Kenya analysis
Mr. Mbeo Ogeya, Research Fellow and LEAP Tool Specialist, SEI Africa Centre

Hand-over of the report to Eng. Isaac Kiva and photo opportunity

Closing words

More information

Ms. Tuuli Hietaniemi, firstname.lastname@sitra.fi. +358 50 516 8115

Ms. Ann Thuo, firstname.lastname@sei.org, +254 722 339 215

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