Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Aligning Kenya’s Financial System with Inclusive Green Investment
United Nations Environment Programme

This summary paper explores the state of green investment in Kenya, and the role of the financial sector and potential financial policy innovations that could increase the flow of domestic green investment. This paper is part of a broader analysis on scaling domestic sustainable finance in Kenya and is being led by the International Finance Corporation and UNEP’s Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The IFC, as the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries, has been utilizing its investment and advisory services to develop local financial markets and leverage the private sector to advance innovative and viable solutions to ensure environmental and social sustainability. The UNEP Inquiry was set up to advance policy options to deliver a step change in the global financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy, through including producing country specific policy reports


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2015
Reports and Books
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.


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2015
Cover Memo for Transboundary meeting NBO
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme Institutional authors

The meeting will discuss the process for establishing a Transboundary Marine Protected Area between Kenya and Tanzania including, reviewing transboundary issues between South Coast in Kenya; Tanga; Pangani; Zanzibar and Pemba in Tanzania, and initiate a dialogue between the two governments. The meeting will also focus on defining scope for cooperation regarding assessment, monitoring and management of transboundary issues, identifying suitable MPA Management Scenarios for the MPA’s established. We have invited Global Environmental Facility (GEF), as we consider a project proposal for establishing a transboundary MPA.


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2014
KENYA GREEN UNIVERSITIES NETWORK INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS
United Nations Environment Programme
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2014
Forests in a Changing Environment: Sourcebook for REDD+ Flyer
United Nations Environment Programme

Forests in a Changing Environment: Sourcebook for REDD+ Flyer


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2014
Forests in a Changing Environment: Sourcebook for REDD+ Brochure
United Nations Environment Programme

Forests in a Changing Environment: Sourcebook for REDD+ Brochure


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2014
Kenya Green University Network Informal Consultative Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme
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2014
Reports and Books
Africa Mountains Atlas
United Nations Environment Programme

The mountains of Africa provide water and food, rich biodiversity, recreational areas and serve as important centres of cultural integrity and heritage. However, Africa faces growing challenges in ensuring the sustainable development of mountain areas, such as poverty and climate change and addressing the feat of transboundary co-operation. Through use and integration of local and indigenous knowledge, supporting green investments and addressing the multidimensional nature of poverty and food security, these challenges can be surmounted. The Africa Mountains Atlas defines these challenges and presents the associated opportunities that can be seized to prevent unsustainable development of Africa’s mountain ecosystems.


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2014
Reports and Books
Financial System Impact of Disruptive Innovation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report examines disruptive innovations and their implications for the design of a green and inclusive financial system – innovations driven by top-down, centralised innovation in policy and regulation or by bottom-up, decentralised financial market innovation||innovations stimulated by long-terms shifts in environmental and social factors or technological innovations. The scale of the challenge of the transition to such a system calls for flexibility and experimentation with a diverse set of policy approaches."


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2014
2013 Tongji University Sino-African Summer School Visit to UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013