KenGen MD Rebecca Miano has shared a photo after meeting a renown climate change consultant Utsav Mulay.
The Energy Champion was on December listed on the African Energy Chamber’s Movers and shakers
I had the pleasure of speaking to climate change consultant Utsav Mulay on @KenGenKenya’s climate mitigation strategy.
Driven by innovation & continuous improvement, our mitigation efforts are focussed on green energy generation & conservation of the environment. #SDG7 #SDG13 pic.twitter.com/gplr61C2eB
— Rebecca Miano, MBS (@rebecca_miano) January 26, 2021
Everyone will experience the effects of ClimateChange, but the effects will not be felt equally.
Lower income countries are more vulnerable to adverse climate change impacts than higher income countries.
Had a wonderful conversation with Mrs Rebecca Miano on KenGen's strategy for climate mitigation in Kenya and beyond.
— Utsav Mulay (@sust_energyguru) January 26, 2021
According to World Bank, Climate Change threatens to erode progress in nearly every area of human development.
World Bank projects that by 2050 it could force more than 140 million people to migrate within national borders in order to avoid its worst effects.
KenGen and Climate Change
As you are aware, the global threat of climate change requires the concerted effort of all of us without exception.
As part of the effort to mitigate against the impact of climate change, KenGen has embraced the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
- We are implementing six CDM projects which have so far yielded USD 3.627 million for the organization since inception.
- The positive environmental and climatic impact of these projects, based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,s) Kyoto protocol, has given us the impetus to continue implementing green projects that contribute to emission reduction.
- With these projects, which include, Tana and Kiambere hydro projects (under the Seven Forks), Ngong Wind, Olkaria II, Olkaria 1 Additional Units 4 and 5 and Olkaria IV Geothermal Projects, KenGen is playing a part in offsetting approximately 1.5 million tons of Carbon Dioxide (C02) equivalent annually.
To further support the Climate Action campaign, KenGen has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
This membership catalyses actions aimed at promoting good business practices by building capacities and awareness of ethics, integrity, and Corporate Social Responsibility in promoting the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles to achieve long-term growth by contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Kenya.
KenGen is participating in UNGC activities, through four inter-agency Working Groups which are providing a regular platform for collaboration and exchange of information, joint mobilization of resources, and the development and implementation of joint programs and projects.