The Environmental Capacity and Technical Services (ECAS) is a think-tank that provides a platform for informed deliberations aimed at influencing environment/climate change policy in Kenya. We seek to bridge the policy-research-practice gap by focusing on building expertise for effective implementation of environmental policies, legislations, plans and strategies.

Ours is to provide individuals, organizations and institutions with objective information about the state of knowledge regarding climate change, green economy, blue economy, sustainable development and natural resource-based policy and legislative frameworks as well as the tools and methods to protect and manage our environment in a sustainable manner.

ECAS has a strong commitment to contribute to the implementation and attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNs 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), African Agenda 2063 and the Paris Agreement and to support measures and initiatives geared towards the goal of keeping average warming below 2 degrees Celsius, while also sensitizing the public to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees.

Additionally, we aim at strengthening capacities  to deal with the impacts of climate change. To make this task a reality, ECAS has designed a capacity building framework that contributes to efforts by development partners (and UN Agencies), national government and counties and private sector in line with their own mandates and objectives.

In addition to our focus and emphasis on Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), ECAS adopts an integrated approach that coalesce other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We seek to do all these in the spirit of "Talanoa Concept’’-  a traditional word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent approach.
 
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The Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation

University of Nairobi

P.O Box 1937-100, Nairobi Kenya

Mobile: 0736356738

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Facebook: @ECASGreen

Twitter: @ECAS_Green

Website: www.ecas.or.ke

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    ECAS seeks to contribute to environmental protection, conservation and management by carrying out environmental, agriculture, water, trade, land, forestry and energy policy research, policy drafting and policy recommendations for global, national and county level governance; promoting the exchange of information between state institutions, county governments, business leaders, opinion leaders, NGOs, media, civil society and individuals; and enhancing environmental awareness through seminars, trainings and other activities.

     
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  • We support individuals, organizations and business to access information and knowledge products concerning climate finance flows with focus on Green climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, Climate Expenditure and Budget Review.

     
  • We support decisions and investments to address climate change based on reliable information and consistent data. We build capacities to enable individuals, organizations and businesses to understand climate change and contribute to development and implementation of strategies and efforts to address challenges and benefit from opportunities associated with climate change. We back efforts that promote public access to information through trainings, knowledge portals, briefing notes, online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn etc.

     
  • We support individuals, organizations and companies in planning for, responding to and recovering from climate change induced disasters and conflicts. We help identify and develop integrated management plans and address climate change related risks that might have serious social and economic impacts to individuals, organizations and companies.