Kenya's carbon emissions much lower than Britain, report highlights

12/01/2012 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Neil King
Kenya's carbon emissions much lower than Britain, report highlights

Kenya's carbon emissions are significantly lower than those of Britain, according to research published today (January 12th). In news that may prick the ears of those with interests in Kenya properties, Brits will use the same amount of carbon emissions as a Kenyan does in a year by tomorrow, reports wdm.org.uk. While Kenya's annual per capita carbon emissions are 0.293 tons, the UK's are 8.351 tons - therefore showing how Nairobi and other Kenya areas to be more sustainable. Deborah Doane, director of the World Development Movement, explained that the UK will need to step up its climate change programme to help other countries. "Developing countries like Kenya make almost no contribution to the problem, yet they face the worst consequences," she explained. "Meanwhile the UK is failing to make sufficient emissions cuts or to meet its obligations to help poorer countries cope with the effects of climate change." It comes as Kenya is increasingly turning to solar power, according to figures published by the Kenya Bureau of Statistics.