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

Lydia Omuko

Research output: Working paper

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameStrathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
No.2

Keywords

  • climate change governance
  • sub-national governments
  • Kenya
  • environmental law
  • counties

Cite this

Omuko, L. (2015). Climate Change Governance at Subnational Level: Key Lessons for Kenya's County Governments. (Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance; No. 2). University of Strathclyde.