INFORSE East Africa Position to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26), in Glasgow, UK in November 2021 (October 19, 2021)

We the Civil Society Organisations under the umbrella of the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE East Africa) coordinated by SusWatch Kenya, TaTEDO - Centre for Sustainable Energy Services, Tanzania, and Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development would like to share our position ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), due to take place in November 2021, in Glasgow, UK.

How Kenya can become 100% Renewable Policy Brief

Energy is the lifeblood of all societies. But its production from burning of fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide emissions that are released into the atmosphere on a grand scale. Energy sector accounts for more than 70 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions, which are driving climate change worldwide. Reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions from the energy sector has a direct and positive impact on climate protection. So there needs to be a transition from the current energy system that relies heavily on fossil fuels to a system that uses renewable energy sources, such as wind, geothermal and solar. Also the use of biomass must be coupled with innovations to enhance sustainability.

Local Sustainable Solutions in East Africa

National Launching of the EASE-CA catalogue of local Sustainable Solutions for Kenya virtually via zoom.The EASE-CA Catalogue presents local solutions which are popular in East Africa used by at least more than 1000 people and is composed of 45 cases available electronically for mobile appliances (phones and computers) online INFORSE

Sustainable Energy News

It is promising to see that large countries are stepping up climate ambitions around the world in China, India, and the USA (the upcoming administration) as well as EU countries. One concern, however, is that some of the plans to realise the climate targets are based on large-scale centralised solutions including carbon capture and storage (CCS). To reduce emissions as much as needed, we need large popular involvement as well as regulation and programs to support local solutions.
We also need to help each other to step-up community resilience and adaptation to climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic has opened our eyes – wide – to the stark gap in sustainable energy supply at the time of crisis. People around the world are quarantined at home, and poor people in many developing  READ MORE !  Sustainable News 

Summary of Renewable Energy Scenario in Kenya

How Kenya can become 100% renewable

How will Kenyas energy demand and system develop?
How can energy efficiency help to meet demand?
What renewable energy sources can energise Kenya?
How can Kenyas biomass use become sustainable?
What will it cost?

Population grows, from 53 mill. today, to (maybe) 91 mill in 2050
GDP continue to grow, 5,7%/year in average, GDP 5 times bigger in 2050
than in 2020
Demand for cooking, transport, light, industry etc. will grow with
population and GDP

Publication Link: Summary of Renewable Energy Scenario in Kenya