Target 4: By 2020, at the latest, Governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.
- Ban on logging effected to develop systems for sustainable harvesting of forest plantations
- CITES licensing and national mechanism well established to ensure managed international and local use of wildlife resources
- Collaboration through formal public-private partnerships
- SEIA, EIA and EA mandatory for projects within PAs and outside that are likely to impact negatively
- Enactment of Private Public Partnership Act.
- The government enacted policies and strategies to in place to attain 10% tree cover for instance the strategy for maintaining 10% tree cover
- 10% on farm tree cover rule and 10% national forest cover target of 2022.
- Land use planning informed by Strategic Environmental Plans that ensures balance between conservation and development –Case study Tana delta and Yala Swamp Land Use plan
- Consumptive Wildlife Utilization Task Force
- National Bamboo Policy, 2019
- Strategic Environmental Assessment for Wind Power and Biodiversity in Kenya currently under development
Implementation of the SDGs
Goal 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
In order to enhance efficiency in the use of natural resources and energy, the industrial sector has embraced cleaner production technologies through technical assistance by the Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre.
Green Economy Strategy initiatives that aim to support development efforts towards addressing key challenges such as poverty, unemployment, inequality, environmental degradation, climate change and variability, infrastructure gaps and food insecurity. A green growth path results in faster growth, a cleaner environment and high productivity.
The minerals and mining policy was developed and approved in 2016.The enactment of Mining Act 2016 and the development of 14 regulations necessary to operationalize this Act are in their final stages. In addition the Mining Policy 2016 has put sustainable mining at the core of all extractive industries.
The private sector in Kenya is also championing sustainable consumption and production under the SWITCH Africa Green Project. Several companies have mainstreamed use of biodegradable materials in their production and consumption. On the other hand, responsible consumption especially of habit-forming goods such as alcohol is being championed by the very same producers.