Nakuru County is at the forefront of climate and energy action in Africa, and partakes actively in a number of projects and initiatives such as the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project as well as the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoMSSA).
Of all of Kenya’s counties, Nakuru contributes the second highest to its GDP, behind only Nairobi, the capital. It is committed to a bottom-up approach in its climate action, putting at the center the people who face the worst impacts of climate change. It emphasizes climate resilience, and through the 100% Renewables Roadmap project has committed to increasing the share of renewables in its energy mix. Its electricity is already sourced from a diverse mix of hydropower, geothermal, solar and wind energy, and it has high potentials for the latter two.
Joining the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact and the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network will give it additional visibility to attract resources to makes its renewable energy transition possible, while also providing access to peer exchange opportunities and knowledge sharing with other committed local and regional governments.
Through the Energy Compacts, launched at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021, Nakuru County will also be able to access the Energy Compact Action Network and other assistance from UN-Energy. This will allow for cooperation with other Energy Compacts, all with the interest in achieving SDG7 by 2030 and enhancing its energy action.
To follow in Nakuru County’s footsteps and join the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact, or the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network, please contact us at email@example.com.