Kenya

Kenya’s State Department of Transport and GIZ cooperate to implement Kenya’s international climate commitment, the so-called Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the transport sector through the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies Project (TraCS). Transport is responsible for around 67% of Kenya’s energy-related CO2 emissions (2015). The sectoral target is to reduce 3.46 Mt CO2e in 2030 against the baseline, ensuring that the transport sector will not emit more than 14.45 Mt CO2e in 2030.

Kenya’s transport sector is under dynamic development. While the majority of trips are still made by foot or bike, vehicle and motorcycle ownership are rapidly increasing. A privatized public transport system of minibuses, called Matatus, services Kenya’s cities and inter-city connections. To improve public transport services and reduce emissions, several development partners are working towards development of a Mass Rapid Transit System for the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. Another priority mitigation action for the State Department of Transport is electric mobility. Facilitation for the transport and energy sector stakeholders to coordinate on shaping the policy and regulatory frameworks is being supported under TraCS and by other partners.

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