PACJA hosted the Kenya Platform on Climate Governance (KPCG) on 10th January 2019. KPCG is a leading coalition of non-state actors which champions for climate and environmental protection in Kenya. The platform which is facilitated by PACJA brings together different organizations mainly non-state actors, academia, the private sector and Government representatives. The platform works in the areas of environmental protection, climate Governance and SDGs with an aim of uniting the members towards advancing bottom up climate change solutions and climate justice.
The platform is made up of five functional thematic working groups namely: Adaptation, Mitigation, Climate Finance, Gender Youth and Marginalized, and Technology and knowledge management. Each thematic working group chooses a convener, a co-convener and a secretary. These three form the steering committee which is charged with ensuring the platform’s smooth operations. The steering committee meets twice a month to track the platform’s progress, review activities that have been implemented, identify and close up any gaps.
The meeting was attended by different organizations including: BIO-NET, NGO Council, SEATINI- Kenya, 350.org, AYICC, Caring Angels, EAWS/KFWG, MPIDO, PACJA and KPCG.
Objective of the meeting
The objective of the meeting was to:
- To develop 2019 work plan;
- To review the work plan featuring combined activities between Angaza and SIDA projects;
- To customize activities according to their thematic areas;
- To update the platform members on the 2018 report.
- In the year, 2018 the platform engaged both national and county governments in reviewing, developing and implementing key climate policies including:
- NCCAP 2018-2022
- National Adaptation Plans (NAP)
- Climate Act 2016; and
- Climate Change fund regulation 2018.
- With support from the Angaza Project, the platform engaged with County level CSOs and county governments in Kitui, Nakuru, Isiolo, Taita Taveta and Makueni.
- The platform carried out 15 key advocacy actions targeting the national green growth agenda, leadership in climate governance and county level implementation of NCCAP 2018 – 2022.
In addition to the meeting’s objective the members agreed to maintain existing positions of chairperson, co-chairperson and the secretary. The report will be shared with the steering committee by 16/01/2019 and thereafter presented to members on 22/01/2019 for adoption.