Status and trends of energy development and climate action in Kenya

Kenya is seen as one of the hand­ful coun­tries on the African con­ti­nent expect­ed to achieve uni­ver­sal elec­tric­i­ty access by 2030. How­ev­er, despite con­tin­ued progress in elec­tric­i­ty access, for most Kenyans injus­tices and inequal­i­ties per­sist in rela­tion to sus­tained access and use of clean ener­gy ser­vices to meet needs and to enable qual­i­ty of life improve­ments and gen­er­al well-being. This report reviews the cur­rent ener­gy and cli­mate pro­tec­tion process­es in Kenya. The goal is to under­stand and high­light the chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties for mov­ing Kenya to the next lev­el, name­ly: ensur­ing that invest­ments, ener­gy devel­op­ment, and imple­men­ta­tion process­es pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties and capa­bil­i­ties that enable all Kenyans to improve their qual­i­ty of life; enhance their gen­er­al well-being on a long- term basis; and in so doing achieve nation­al and inter­na­tion­al goals such as those of Kenya Vision 2030, the Unit­ed Nations 2030 Agen­da on Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement.

The analy­sis also pro­vides con­tex­tu­al back­ground on the social per­for­mance stud­ies con­duct­ed in part­ner­ship with local research organ­i­sa­tions, local and region­al gov­ern­ments, and civ­il soci­ety organ­i­sa­tions (CSO).

Sta­tus and trends of ener­gy devel­op­ment and cli­mate action in Kenya [PDF]

Year of pub­li­ca­tion:  2021

Authors: Grace Mbun­gu, Sarah Odera, Patrick Mwanzia, Vic­tor Otieno, and Phoebe Koester –

Edi­tors: Lau­ra Nagel and Sebas­t­ian Hel­gen­berg­er – IASS

Sug­gest­ed cita­tion: IASS/SERC. 2021. Sta­tus and trends of ener­gy devel­op­ment and climate
action in Kenya. COBENEFITS Impulse. Potsdam/Nairobi.