Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Preparing for Climate Change – A Climate Development Future for Coastal Kenya

Preparing for Climate Change – A Climate Development Future for Coastal Kenya

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) refers to an integrated development strategy that takes the threat posed by climate change seriously. In the words of the originators of the term it is “development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future” (Mitchell and Maxwell 2010).
For CCD to be realized in Kenya both institutional and legislative support are needed. Many current policy approaches already have the potential to contribute to mitigation, adaption and development; the challenge is to co-ordinate their implementation. This policy brief explores some of the existing mechanisms that can be used to help achieve CCD

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