Perfomance & Benefit Measurement

Effective implementation of climate change action is dependent on the feedback generated through monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) processes. The government is working to establish an integrated framework MRV+ system that will report on results of mitigation, adaptation and enabling actions at all levels of government. Actions that support the integrated national performance and benefit measurement system are described below.

Second National Communication to the UNFCCC: assesses Kenya’s national circumstances and responses to climate change, includes Kenya’s 2010 GHG inventory, and examines potential measures to abate the increase of GHG emissions. The report also reviews the likely impact of climate change, the vulnerability of various economic sectors, and possible adaptation measures

Partners: NEMA with support of the Global Environment Fund administered by UNEP

Forestry and Land-use System: establishes a national forest Inventory and national land classification system to estimate removals and emissions from the land use, land use change and forestry sector. Includes national forest resource mapping and the System for Land-based Emissions Estimation in Kenya (SLEEK), an MRV system to estimate land-based emissions in Kenya. A geographic information services lab has been established to enable mapping and tracking of land cover change.

Partners: KFS, Clinton Foundation and the Governments of Japan and Finland

Institutionalization of GHG Inventory process: establishes a GHG inventory unit to manage GHG information and data, and the reporting of GHG emissions and removals.

Partners: MENRRDA, USAID-UNDP through the LECRD project

Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: The laboratory has equipment such as respiration chambers and manure management gadgets, to develop reliable data on greenhouse gas emissions. The lab at ILRI’s Mazingira Centre is the first of its kind in Africa.

Partners: ILRI, Government of Germany, Centre for International Forestry Research, UNEP, International Fund for Agricultural Development, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development project: helps the government track progress on adapting to climate change, and how adaptation programs effect development

Partners: MENRRDA, UK Government

Climate Change Indicators: integrates indicators to track progress on mainstreaming and monitoring of climate change in the national government’s handbook of national reporting and in county indicator handbooks.

Partners: MODP, County Governments, UNDP with support of UK Government