The Global agenda on greening manufacturing revolves around energy efficiency and circular economy. Around the world, there is a growing need to adopt a green and sustainable manufacturing sector. With technology advancement, the need to safeguard the environment, the changing market requirements and the need for more value-add solutions to industries, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers is expanding its scope beyond energy efficiency.
Green Growth and Climate Change means enhancing manufacturing in Kenya to foster the growth of circular economy and development whilst ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the necessary resources in a sustainable manner while checking and mitigating the impacts caused by extraction of these resources to the environment.
The Centre for Green Growth and Climate Change (CGGCC) at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) seeks to deepen industries’ level interventions to become a one-stop solution center promoting circular economy, import-substitution, climate change actions, and financial linkages. The center will prioritize people, planet, and profit to improve the manufacturers’ bottom-line while preserving the environment for future generations.
In advancing Circular Economy and Green Growth, the Center seeks to reach out to industry with value – add services and products that will address the reduction in CO2 emissions, create a circular economy, improve on energy and resource efficiency and enhance human capacity at the firm level to drive green growth and climate change initiatives.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, in line with the Government commitment to greening manufacturing under the National Climate Change Action Plan 2018-2022, (NCCAP) recognizes the role of manufacturing in combating climate change.
In responding to the requirements and obligations under the NCCAP, KAM has identified the following focus areas for action:
Programs under the Center for Climate Change and Green Growth are therefore aligned to the National overall objective as enshrined in the NCCAP 2018 – 2022.
Programs under the Centre for Green Growth
To deepen our firm-level interventions, KAM, through the newly formed Centre for Green Growth and Climate Change, promises to be a one-stop solution center for energy efficiency and climate change issues. It will be anchored in four pillars:
Energy Efficiency Programme:
Process Optimisation Programme:
Focus areas for CGGCC