Climate Change Governance at Subnational Level : Key Lessons for Kenya's County Governments

Omuko, Lydia (2015) Climate Change Governance at Subnational Level : Key Lessons for Kenya's County Governments. Working paper. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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    Abstract

    With the international community struggling to reach an agreement to maintain GHG concentration to safe levels, focus is now shifting to climate governance beyond the international and national level. Subnational governments provide such a platform for addressing climate change. The paper explores why subnational units should be on the forefront to tackle climate change, with examples from the states of California and Sao Paulo. The successes and failures experienced by these states provide lessons for Kenyan county governments on how to develop and implement climate change policies. It finally makes recommendations for Kenyan counties based on the lessons from the two states.