Glasgow Climate Pact, a key outcome of COP 26, kept alive the prospects of achieving what Paris promised – limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. 200 countries stress the urgency of reducing carbon emissions by 45% to reach net-zero around mid-century with 103 countries signing up to the Global Methane Pledge that aims to reduce methane emission by at least 30% by 2030, using 2020 baselines. Other key announcements included 137 countries pledging to halt and reverse deforestation; over 100 parties committing to work towards all sales of new cars and vans being zero-emission globally by 2040; over 40 countries pledging to accelerate a transition away from unabated coal to clean power generation by 2030.
Kenya updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to a more ambitious target of reducing emissions to 32% by 2030 showcasing its commitment to addressing the climate issues. Achieving this ambitious target will require coordinated efforts and strategic interventions.
Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) in partnership with KEPSA through Climate Business Information Network (CBIN) convened the private sector in 2021 to make commitments on climate action. Insufficient awareness and sensitization on the outcomes and prospects from the Conference of Parties (CoP) of UNFCCC were highlighted. The conference culminated in the private sector agreeing on a 10-point charter demonstrating their commitment and ownership to reducing GHG emissions.
It is on this background that KEPSA through CBIN, KCIC Consulting Limited, Standard Media Group, NETFUND, and WWF-Kenya are organizing various sensitization and advocacy initiatives under the Journey to COP (J2C).
1. Climate Finance
- Climate Risk & Opportunity Management
- Climate Finance Landscape
- Sustainable Finance Products
2. Nature & Land-use
- Carbon Trading
- Forests & Land-use: Commercial- & Agro-Forestry
- Planetary Health
4. Adaptation, Loss & Damage
- Cities, Regions & Built Environment
- Agriculture & Food Security
- Biodiversity Loss
5. Circular Economy
- Responsible Consumption & Production
- Resource Scarcity
- Responsible Procurement
6. Business of Sustainability
- Sustainability Strategies & Targets
- Sustainability Reporting & Communication Impact
- Organizational Change for Sustainability: Employees & Supply Chain