Climate Finance involves the flow of funds to enable countries mitigate the effects of climate change and become more resilient to climate change. According to The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “Climate finance aims at reducing emissions and enhancing sinks of greenhouse gases and aims at reducing vulnerability of, and maintaining and increasing the resilience of, human and ecological systems to negative climate change impacts.” Climate Finance funds are aimed at activities, projects and programmes that support either climate change adaptation or mitigation or both. The type of finance provided include low cost loans, grants, development aid, equity etc. The sources of the funds include both public and private sector.Add a comment
C&E Advisory is a leading provider of consultancy and advisory services in environment,climate change and energy, and has been recently certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to offer training in our areas of expertise.
The training programmes have been designed and developed to fill capacity gaps identified during our interaction with various groups and the letters of demand for such trainings that we have received.
The training programmes are further designed to create awareness, educate and build competence for environmental sustainability. Contacts us for details.
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What is the clean energy revolution?
This is simply a turn or a change in the usage of energy forms to ensure low or no amounts of greenhouse gases emitted to space, for example adapting the use of renewable forms of energy [solar, wind, electric cars etc.], from the use of non-renewable energy sources [charcoal, natural gases, petroleum products etc.]
Clean energy is an emerging issue that is being adapted and promoted by most organizations in African countries and in the world today. This is because it is a reliable source of energy that is renewable and does not incur a lot of cost in obtaining it, compared to the other sources of energy such as burning wood for fuel and diesel, or petrol to fuel vehicles. In addition to that, it generates low to zero amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Add a comment
There are many wise sayings from different scholars and professionals about quality including: that quality is not an act, but a habit; that it is never an accident but always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; and that most importantly that it means doing it right when no one is looking.
Indeed a discussion on sustainability especially with regards to avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance, cannot be held in isolation from the quality conversation. Sustainability is linked to ‘endurance’ whether in relation to economics, processes and systems, culture or ecological terms; and sustainable development is therefore required to pursue the desired outcome of durability and persistence for successful outcomes.
The Kenya Ministry responsible for Environment and Natural Resources (MENR), through the Cabinet Secretary, Professor Judy Wakhungu, has announced a ban on polythene bags set to be effected from September 1, 2017. This ban will Reduce generation of plastic waste, Encourage Reuse of existing polythene bags and Adoption of alternatives to plastic bags which are environmental friendly (bio-degradable).
Notably, between 2007 – 2011, the MENR effected a ban on plastics that focussed on reducing the thickness of plastics bags from 60 microns to 30 microns. The plastic ban to be effected in 2017 seeks to stop supply, distribution and use of plastic bags in Kenya. This is in response to the increased plastic litter witnessed in our neighbourhoods, towns, cities, institutions, drainage systems, roads, waterbodies among others.Add a comment
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