Climate change

Climate Change

Climate governance is the diplomacy, mechanisms and response measures aimed at steering social systems towards preventing, mitigating or adapting to risks caused by climate change. This means that climate governance is the measure by which we ensure that the interests of those most affected by climate change are met. Good climate governance is the precursor to climate justice, without which the global goals to redress the climate challenge will be imperilled. Indigenous Communities in Kenya have largely been left out of climate governance, leading to their invisibility in the subsequent policy debates and decisions. As the climate change debate takes shape, therefore, proper involvement of indigenous communities and indigenous communities’ knowledge on mitigation and adaptation are key to shaping the climate change policy discourse.

CEMIRIDE’s central role is making sure there is substantive involvement of marginalised indigenous communities in climate governance in Kenya. This programme thus aims to have policy makers involve indigenous communities and hence improve their understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on traditional, vulnerable communities and cultures and their associated ecosystems to be able to put in place effective measure that would contribute to risk reductions well as put in place appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies that take into account traditional knowledge.

Activities

  1. Strengthening the Resilience of the IGAD region to the adverse Impacts of Climate Change through effective Adaptation and Mitigation Actions (RICCAMA) project
  2. Food Systems and Human Rights
  3. The Marginalised Indigenous Communities NCCAP Engagement Framework
  4. The Climate Smart Agriculture Multi Stakeholder Platform
  5. Kenya CSO Platform for Climate Governance
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