The Kenyan Climate Change Portal is a one stop repository of climate change information in Kenya. It is an initiative of the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) Project which aims to contribute to Kenya's overall goal in achieving transformative development, accelerating sustainable climate resilient economic growth while slowing down Green House Gas emissions. The portal will help to link climate change actors across various sectors and their initiatives by providing a platform to address issues relating to climate change. This will go a long way in eliminating the information gap amongst various actors in the climate change arena and also show case initiatives by different players.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I learn about climate change in school in Kenya?
The National Climate Change Action Plan (NCAAP) and Climate Change Act 2016 recommends that climate change be infused into all levels of the education curriculum. When this recommendation is implemented, it students learn about climate change in schools and colleges.
What can I do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible Use public instead of private transport as whenever possible Increase usage of renewable energy Replace incandescent with Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs Use natural light as much as possible Wash clothes with cool water and hang them out to dry Purchase more efficient appliances Plant trees Avoid cutting trees Do not burn organic matter from the farm Unplug electrical appliances when not in use Use every drop of water, avoid wasting water
What is the Inter-Governmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)?
The IPCC is a panel made up of global experts. It was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorogical Organisation and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It is seeks to establish and avail the latest information about climate change. The information is published in the IPPCC periodic assessment reports
What are greenhouse gases?
Greenhouse gases refer to gases in the atmosphere that absorb heat radiated from earth. Together, greenhouse gases act like a blanket reducing heat loss, similar to the way the glass of a greenhouse warms the air inside the greenhouse.
What is air pollution?
Air pollution is made of various chemicals and particles that contaminate the atmosphere around the earth.