WWF-Kenya is currently implementing energy initiatives to address climate change, energy and footprint issues that directly and indirectly affect conservation efforts through the support of WWF Sweden and WWF Denmark from 2014-2016 and 2015-2018 respectively.
The objective of these initiatives is to ensure that people in programme areas and civil society are strengthened to influence decisions, manage natural resources sustainably and deliver sustainable energy solutions.
WWF-Kenya believes that investments in sustainable energy streams are vital to attaining Kenya’s Vision 2030 because access to reliable and cost-effective energy is a major driver of development.
Pathways for energy production must take environmental sustainability into account including Kenya’s international commitments to curb CO2 emissions.
The programme is implemented at the national level through the formation of national platforms to address Civil Society capacity building, advocacy and campaigns on sustainable access to renewable energy.
It also implemented at the landscape/county level to respond to salient issues in the renewable energy and climate change sectors including in Kwale landscape where WWF supports sustainable energy for improved livelihoods and conservation and, Kajiado County where WWF has installed predator deterrent solar lighting (lion lights) and household lighting initiative to support innovative clean energy solution for resolving human-wildlife conflicts.