Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP), Kenya

Published in 2015 by

Type of document: Policy and legislation

Steady growth and sustainable development are basic tenets of Kenya Vision 2030 and the
Constitution of Kenya 2010.

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The Constitution recognizes clean and healthy environment as a basic human right and provides for sustainable exploitation, utilization, management and conservation of the environment and natural resources. On the other hand, Kenya Vision 2030 aims at achieving an annual growth of 10 percent per annum and transforming Kenya into “a globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of life by 2030”. Despite the progress in achieving various social-economic development targets, the Kenyan economy still faces several challenges. It has had relatively slow growth since 2008 and on average the growth rate remains far below the 10 percent target. The economy has suffered various shocks including fluctuating global oil prices, slowdown in global growth, terrorism and insecurity, and adverse impacts of extreme weather. Kenya’s growth therefore remains vulnerable to external shocks.