About the MEAs project

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ENHANCED REGULATORY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR INTEGRATED IMPLEMENTATION OF MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENT AGREEMENTS PROJECT (KENYA)

The Kenya- enhanced regulatory and information systems for integrated implementation of multilateral environment agreements project objective is to enhance abilities of Kenya to address global environmental issues related to land degradation, climate change, biodiversity conservation and chemical management through effective, coordinated and integrated implementation of respective multi-lateral environmental agreements.
Kenya is a signatory to the three Rio Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) namely; UNCBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD, and to several other international and regional agreements like POPs. The agreements were formulated by the international community as part of the international effort to promote the concept of sustainable development. Kenya has already embarked on the implementation of these MEAs and has put in place a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan; a National Action Plan (NAP) to combat desertification; and a First National Communication (FNC) on climate change and on the way to developing a National Implementation Plan for POPs. The interventions under this Medium Sized Project (MSP), were identified as priority activities by the thematic/sectoral plans and programmes of the country. In addition, the project addresses capacity needs identified in the key nationally-endorsed policy documents such as the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation, Ninth National Development Plan, 2002-2008 and the Kenya National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) and more recently the National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for the Global Environment Management (NCSA)