Prioritising mitigation and adaptation options as part of the development of a National Climate Change Action Plan
Throughout 2011-12 the government of Kenya undertook a prioritisation process to identify actions to deliver its National Climate Change Response Strategy published in 2010. The process resulted in the Kenyan National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and included specific mitigation and adaptation challenges to be incorporated into the climate related policies, plans and strategies of national institutions in Kenya.
The prioritisation process within the NCCAP was aligned to national development strategies combining a long-term vision with medium-term policy goals and mechanisms. It demonstrates an effective process for incorporating assessments of climate vulnerability and mitigation potential into national development objectives in an inclusive multi-stakeholder decision-making process.
Crucial to the success of the process was the strong commitment and leadership from the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR), comprehensive stakeholder participation, the involvement of key ministries, together with a local validation process and a transparent approach to analysis.