At a Glance
Kenya’s economy is largely dependent on tourism and rainfed agriculture, both susceptible to climate change and extreme weather events. Increasing heat and recurrent droughts contribute to severe crop and livestock losses, leading to famine, displacement, and other threats to human health and wellbeing. Kenya’s predominantly low-lying coastline and surrounding islands are at risk from sea level rise, with significant implications for the fisheries sector and storm surge protection. Agriculture is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, largely driven by enteric fermentation from livestock.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.