Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) for the Charcoal Sector in Kenya

The aim of developing a NAMA on Kenya’s charcoal value chain (CVC) is to trigger a low-carbon development, to minimize the impact of the current charcoal value chain, while acting on causes of deforestation and improve the energy independence of the country. Other sustainable development cobenefits from the NAMA-related interventions are highlighted. The scope of the NAMA is the national level but require a very strong involvement of the County government, forestry and charcoal management being devolved functions, and since implementation of the NAMA will have important impacts at the county or local level.