Why does Kenya engage in Climate Change Negotiations?
Kenya’s economy is dependent on climate sensitive natural resources, and is very vulnerable to climate change. Climate change impacts the lives and livelihoods of Kenyans, as well as Kenya’s development endeavours.
Kenya is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the treaty that guides climate change issues globally. The decisions taken under the UNFCCC are binding to Kenya, since Kenya signed the UNFCCC, its Kyoto Protocol and its Paris Agreement. Kenya ratified the UNFCCC on 30th August, 1994 subsequently it entered into force on 28th November, 1994. Kenya accented to The Kyoto Protocol on 25th February 2005, leading to its entry into force on 26th May 2005. Kenya ratified The Paris Agreement on 28th December, 2016; and it entered into force on January 27th 2017.