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September 21, 201

Benefit Sharing Mechanisms for REDD+ in Kenya : exploring the options

The last of the Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) seminar series was presented by Audrey Chenevoy from Institut Superieur d’Agriculture (ISA) in France. She is working with others within the ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins to further ICRAF’s work on the REDD+ Program. In the last 5 months, she has been exploring Benefit Sharing Mechanism (BSM) options for REDD+ in Kenya.

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20 July 2011

'We either burn charcoal or die of starvation'

Veronica Erupe has lived in the village of Manyatta Chokaa, along the Isiolo-Samburu district border in northern Kenya, since 2008 when she fled drought and frequent livestock rustling at her Baragoi home, 600km away.

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June 29, 2011

Maathai calls for action on climate change

"Climate change does not affect everyone equally," says Wangari Maathai, who won her Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her work linking the environment, peace and sustainable development, while promoting democracy in Kenya.  "Here in Africa, we are paying a high price for a rapidly changing climate - more droughts, food crises and it is set only to get worse.  We can see how climate change is already aggravating the competition for resources and the economic stability all over this continent."

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May 16 2011

Kenyan firms to tap new IFC carbon fund

Kenyan companies investing in carbon trading projects are set to benefit from a new fund set up by IFC to cover a financing gap arising from the European Union’s decision to stop buying carbon credits from developing countries beginning next year.

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April 20 2011

Swiss water firm taps Kenya’s carbon market

A Swiss water treatment firm is seeking a piece of Kenya’s carbon market through distribution of water purifiers to reduce the use of firewood and kerosene for water treatment in western Kenya.

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24 March 2011

Kenyans Soft-Launch New Carbon Exchange

24 March 2011 | NAIROBI | As Europe’s carbon registries slowly reopen after the more vulnerable among them were hacked in January, a new exchange – the African Carbon Exchange (ACX) – was soft-launched here on Thursday.

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Feb 17, 2011

REDD Integrity: Addressing governance and corruption challenges

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February 8, 2011

Kenyan Carbon Project Earns First-Ever Voluntary REDD Credits

The US-based conservation consultancy Wildlife Works Carbon won the race to issue the world’s first offset credits for the voluntary carbon market from a project designed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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November 20, 2010

Timber shortage in Kenya forces merchants to import commodity

A chronic timber shortage has hit Kenya forcing the country to turn to expensive imports from neighboring countries.

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September 3, 2010

Kenya’s REDD+ Readiness

Climate Focus is helping Kenya become one of the first developing nations in Africa to receive REDD+ financing to conserve and restore its forests.


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by Dr. Radut