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100% Renewables Cities & Regions Roadmap

We support cities and regions to effectively implement local climate action by developing a roadmap to attract funding.

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100% Renewables Cities & Regions Roadmap

Years active:

2019 - 2024

Related ICLEI Pathway(s)


Kisumu County, Nakuru County and Mombasa County, Kenya

Funded by

This project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Project summary

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).

View the Progress report on 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project in Kenya (June 2022 – May 2023) here.

Project aims

The project 100% RE Project aims to:

  • Support cities and regions to effectively implement local climate action, by developing a roadmap “towards 100% RE”;
  • Contribute to national climate and energy targets of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); and
  • Support achievement of policy objectives including enhanced energy security, improved energy efficiency and job creation.

The project will also promote multi-level governance policy dialogues, strengthen capacities of key stakeholders through various workshops and encourage the development of enabling frameworks at national, regional and local level to unlock RE and energy efficiency potential.

Project highlights

Kisumu County vision statement

Kisumu County develops their vision statement: To achieve universal access to reliable and affordable 100% RE for sustainable development in Kisumu County by 2050. Read more here.

100%RE Kenya Energy analysis

We developed and released a National Energy Situational and Stakeholder Analysis for Kenya. Read it here.

Kisumu County Initial Energy Status Report

We developed and released Initial Energy Status Report for Kisumu County in Kenya. Read it here.

Kickstarting 100%RE activities in Kisumu County

Kisumu County is the “deep dive” or Pilot region and will receive in-depth capacity building and advisory services to develop and implement the local strategy towards 100% renewable energy (RE). Read about the kick off in Kisumu here.


City-to-City exchange

Nakuru and Mombasa Counties as Network Regions benefit from experience sharing, capacity building, peer-learning and policy dialogue. The three selected counties are part of the Covenant of Mayors Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) programme.

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Main project contact


Dr Meggan Spires

Director: Climate Change, Energy & Resilience
100% Renewables Cities & Regions Roadmap