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Climate and sustainability co-governance in Kenya: A multi-criteria analysis of stakeholders' perceptions and consensus

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Title: Climate and sustainability co-governance in Kenya: A multi-criteria analysis of stakeholders' perceptions and consensus
Authors: Koasidis, K
Nikas, A
Karamaneas, A
Saulo, M
Tsipouridis, I
Campagnolo, L
Gambhir, A
Van de Ven, D-J
McWilliams, B
Doukas, H
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development embody highly intertwined targets to act for climate in conjunction with sustainable development. This, however, entails different meanings and challenges across the world. Kenya, in particular, needs to address serious sustainability threats, like poverty and lack of modern and affordable energy access. This study uses a multi-criteria group decision aid and consensus measuring framework, to integrate both agendas, and engages with Kenyan stakeholders to help inform future mitigation research and policy in the country. Results showed that stakeholders highlight topics largely underrepresented in model-based mitigation analysis, such as biodiversity preservation and demand-side transformations, while pointing to gaps in cross-sectoral policies in relation to access to modern energy, agriculture, life on land, and climate change mitigation. With numerous past and recent policies aiming at these issues, persistent stakeholder concerns over these topics hint at limited success. Sectoral and technological priorities only recently emphasised in Kenyan policy efforts are also correlated with stakeholders' concerns, highlighting that progress is not only a matter of legislation, but also of coordination, consistency of targets, and comprehensibility. Higher bias is found among the preferences of stakeholders coming from the country's private sector. Results from this exercise can inform national policymakers on effectively reshaping the future direction of the country, as well as modelling efforts aimed at underpinning Kenya's energy, climate and sustainable development policy.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2022
Date of Acceptance: 6-May-2022
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/98072
DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2022.05.003
ISSN: 0973-0826
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 457
End Page: 471
Journal / Book Title: Energy for Sustainable Development: the journal of the international energy initiative
Volume: 68
Copyright Statement: © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of International Energy Initiative. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
Funder's Grant Number: 820846
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
Energy & Fuels
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Sustainable development goals
Sectoral decarbonisation
Multi-criteria decision aid
Climate co-governance
Climate policy
GROUP DECISION-MAKING
UNIVERSAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS
DEVELOPMENT GOALS SDGS
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
RENEWABLE ENERGY
CHANGE ADAPTATION
TECHNOECONOMIC ASSESSMENT
DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
CHANGE MITIGATION
MODEL
Science & Technology
Technology
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
Energy & Fuels
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Sustainable development goals
Sectoral decarbonisation
Multi-criteria decision aid
Climate co-governance
Climate policy
GROUP DECISION-MAKING
UNIVERSAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS
DEVELOPMENT GOALS SDGS
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
RENEWABLE ENERGY
CHANGE ADAPTATION
TECHNOECONOMIC ASSESSMENT
DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
CHANGE MITIGATION
MODEL
09 Engineering
16 Studies in Human Society
Energy
Publication Status: Published
Open Access location: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0973082622000679
Online Publication Date: 2022-05-17
Appears in Collections:Grantham Institute for Climate Change



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