Financing Local Climate Action in Coastal Kenya


Climate finance is a critical issue when it comes to investment in low emission, climate resilient development approaches. County governments will have to implement significant climate actions to progress on a low emission, climate resilient development pathway and to reach Kenya's national climate targets. Such actions need to be adequately financed. What financing opportunities do exist in Kenya? How can subnational governments access domestic and international sources of climate finance that would support appropriate investments, capacity development, and technology development and transfers at the county level?

To initiate a dialogue on these questions, ILEG together with the Kwale County Natural Resource Network is organizing two workshops on climate finance for coastal counties in Kenya.

A Good Practice Exchange (GPE) workshop on 5 March 2018 aims to foster peer-to-peer exchange and sharing of experiences on financing climate action at the county level. The workshop aims at supporting county stakeholders to identify available funding schemes and mechanisms that can support local climate actions and share good practices on accessing climate finance at the subnational level.

The GPE will be followed by a Dialogue Event on 6 March 2018 that will bring together representatives from national and county governments, CSOs and private sector to assess available climate funding schemes at national and county level and discuss how these link to local needs. The discussions will further focus on the opportunities and constraints associated with devolved climate governance.

Event Details:

Good Practice Exchange: Climate Finance for Coastal Counties

5 March 2018, 08.00 – 16.00 h  

Kaskazi Beach Hotel, Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya.


Dialogue Event: Climate Finance for Kwale County – Unlocking Funding Opportunities for Local Climate Action

6 March 2018, 08.00 – 13.00 h  

Kaskazi Beach Hotel, Diani Beach, Kwale County