To implement the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries, net zero emissions in the second half of the century need to be achieved. This requires an unprecedented transformation of energy systems and switching to renewable energy (RE) options across sectors. According to the IPCC (2014), the largest opportunities for future urban GHG emissions reduction are in rapidly urbanizing areas.
The Towards 100% Renewable Energy in Cities and Regions for climate mitigation (or 100% RE) Project is funded by International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It is implemented by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in three countries; Argentina, Kenya and Indonesia. In order to facilitate sustainable energy transition, the project will support selected local and regional governments in these countries to:
- Develop a community wide 100% RE strategy and action plan;
- Increase local awareness and stakeholder engagement;
- Assess local RE potential;
- Develop local bankable projects and explore access to finance implementation;
- Consolidate methodological tools and resources; and
- Create opportunities for peer learning, and attendance of regional and global events including the Conference of Parties (COP).
Kisumu County, Nakuru County and Mombasa County, Kenya