Caritas Kenya is actively involved in the global Climate Change agenda. With the release of Pope’s Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ Caritas Kenya plans to sensitize community members on the need to protect the environment.
Caritas Kenya is a member of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG)
The following activities have been undertaken under the Programme: Caritas Kenya was represented at the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) held on 7th-12th September 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. This important conference is a precursor to the Twenty First (21) Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which will take place later this year from 30th November to 12th December, 2015 at Paris, France.
Caritas Kenya together with other faith based and Civil Society actors are planning to hold a Faith Leaders Climate Change Summit to be held on 11th -13th November 2015. Rt. Rev. Martin Kivuva, Bishop President of Caritas Kenya is expected to participate in the Summit.
One of the past projects in this programme includes:
Katangi Climate Change Adaptation Project (KCCAP)
KCCAP was a three year project supported by Caritas Japan (Sep 2013-Aug 2016). It aimed at improving communities’ resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change specifically in Katangi division in Yatta District-Machakos County.