Vital Signs Hosts Sectoral Workshop to Develop Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory for Kenya

  • February 19, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

On 4th to 8th February, Conservation International’s Vital Signs program hosted a sectoral working group workshop to strengthen the capacity of Kenya to develop a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory that accurately tracks and reports its climate actions.

Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT), the workshop was attended by officials of the Kenya government, private sector and civil society at the Lukenya Resort, Machakos County.

The workshop specifically focused on training participants on key aspects of GHG data collection, analysis and management including:

  • Key Category Analysis (KCA), Quality Assurance/ Quality Checks (QA/QC), Uncertainty Analysis (UA), Time series consistency and documentation of data.
  • Reviewing existing databases to assess for completeness, methodology used, emission trends
  • Drafting a National Inventory Report for the sectors that have been modeled.

Workshop participants were drawn from the following sectors:  industrial processes and product use (IPPU), Energy (and transport), Waste and Livestock while those from sectors of agriculture (excluding livestock), forest, land use (AFOLU) will be included later.

The training was facilitated by Vital Signs, the Climate Change Directorate (CCD) of Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI).

Workshop participants were from diverse organizations including Kenya Power, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCCA), GIZ, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN),  Low Emission and  Climate Resilience Development Project (LECRD),  Climate Change Directorate (CCD) and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

Others were Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Energy, Petroleum Institute of East Africa, Cement Industry representative, Ministry of industrialization , Nairobi County , National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Public health, State department of Livestock, Ministry of agriculture fisheries and irrigation, Green House Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) and Conservation International.

This training was held on the backdrop of previous trainings that focused on the establishment of institutional arrangements, data sharing protocols, development of GHG data templates, introduction of the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) software 2006, GHG data input and trial modeling using the software.

Conclusion and progress made:

All the four (4) sectors mentioned above are set to start their documentation and developing their respective chapters for the national inventory report. .

Next steps:

Waste sector:  requires representative data from other counties, the bulk of the data is from Nairobi county. Already a request has been sent through the council of governors to facilitate the sharing of data from key counties (designated cities). Modelling of waste data to be reviewed under the IPCC 2006 software.

IPPU: The data available requires segregation – the data from cement which is the biggest GHG emitter and the one of the fastest growing due to the growth in the infrastructure and urbanization in Kenya. The disaggregation for cement data is as follows; Portland Cement/Ordinary Portland Cement, Pozzolana Cement (PPC), Mixed Cement, Other Special Cement. The limestone data was inconsistent and requires review. A request for disaggregated data has been sent to key cement producers individually through the ministry of industrialization and collectively through the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

Energy and transport: Good progress made to review data, inconsistencies corrected and all data keyed into the IPCC 2006 software. The team is embarking on documentation.

Livestock sector: Well advanced. All data checked, analyzed  and have started on trends comparison with previous inventory and are developing their chapter for third national communication.

For more information, please contact Mike Olendo, Manager, CBIT Kenya

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