Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to accelerate geothermal power: Lessons from Kenya

This brief focuses on the challenges of developing NAMA,and highlights lessons learned for the future, both in Kenya and globally

Abstract

The Government of Kenya has ambitions to significantly expand its power supply from geothermal sources to underpin low-carbon, climate-resilient development, as encapsulated in its National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP). Although progress has been made, greater private sector involvement is needed to keep the goal within reach. Kenya has developed a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to mobilise private investment by channelling targeted international climate finance and technical support. After introducing the context and objectives of Kenya’s geothermal NAMA, this brief focuses on the challenges faced in the process of developing the NAMA, and highlights lessons learned and recommendations for future NAMA development, both in Kenya and globally.

Citation

Falzon, J.; Pols, D.; King S.; Wangombe, E. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to accelerate geothermal power: Lessons fromKenya. (2014) 6 pp. [Inside Stories on climate compatible development]

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to accelerate geothermal power: Lessons from Kenya

Published 1 January 2014