Climate Change Adaptation Planning In Kenya: Do Scientific Evidences Count?

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2012
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Kwena K.,
Ndegwa W.,
Esilaba A.O.,
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The effects of climate variability and change are undeniably clear in Kenya. Climate _ change extremes such · as floods and seasonal droughts are already underming Kenya's economic growth and the prosperity of her people. Precise estimates of climate change impacts, vulnerability, and cost and benefits of potential mitigation and adaptation measures are required to develop policies, plans and strategies to reverse this trend. A study was conducted in Kenya to assess the extent which scientific information has been used to inform climate change adaptation policies, plans and strategies. The study interrogated two major policy documents guiding climate change adaptation planning in the country, namely, the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) and the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for use of scientific information in their formulation.
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Soil Science, p. 36-36