Kennedy Mbeva

Kennedy Mbeva
University of Melbourne | MSD · School of Social and Political Sciences

PhD Candidate

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Action-oriented summits like the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit and 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, have become a major feature of global climate governance. Their emphasis on cooperative initiatives by a host of non-state and local actors creates high expectations, especially when, according to the IPCC, governments’ policies still set the world...
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Realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require transformative changes at micro, meso and macro levels and across diverse geographies. Collaborative, transdisciplinary research has a role to play in documenting, understanding and contributing to such transformations. Previous work has investigated the role of this research in Europe...
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In the lead-up to COP21 in Paris, 2015, all Parties to the UNFCCC were invited to communicate their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which could include information on how the Party considers its INDC is fair and ambitious (1/CP.20, para 14). The same information to accompany nationally determined contributions (NDCs) was inclu...
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To be effective and secure participation, a global climate change agreement needs to be perceived as fair by the countries involved in it. The Paris Agreement approached differentiation of countries’ responsibilities to address climate change by departing from the rigid distinction between industrialised and developing countries through the inclusi...
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This paper examines the rapidly emerging and rapidly changing phenomenon of pay-as-you-go (PAYG), digitally enabled business models, which have had significant early success in providing poor people with access to technologies relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (e.g., for electricity access, water and sanitation, and agricultural...
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In the lead-up to COP21 in Paris, 2015, all Parties to the UNFCCC were invited to communicate their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which could include information on how the Party considers its INDC is fair and ambitious (1/CP.20, para 14). The same information to accompany nationally determined contributions (NDCs) was inclu...
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Climate Change and Ocean Governance - edited by Paul G. Harris February 2019
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Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) were key to reaching the Paris Agreement and will be instrumental in implementing it. Research was quick to identify the ‘headline numbers’ of NDCs: if these climate action plans were fully implemented, global mean warming by 2100 would be reduced from approximately 3.6 to 2.7°C above pre-industrial levels...
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Emerging climate change regimes, such as the mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), are increasingly aiming to engage developing countries such as those in Africa, in sustainable development through carbon markets. The contribution of African countries to global climate negotiations determines how compat...
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The NDC Explorer allows users to analyse and compare (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions through interactive maps and bar charts, as well as country files. The NDC Explorer holds 60 different sub-categories divided over the following main categories: Mitigation; Adaptation; Finance and Support; Planning and Process; and 'Broader Picture'...
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This paper examines the theory and practice of intergenerational equity through provision of youth quotas in Kenyan wildlife resources in the context of principles of distributive justice, the planetary trust doctrine and the new social compact. The case study reveals a clear dichotomy between legal provisions of intergenerational equity and the at...
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This information note explores the roles of the youth in the climate change discourse. It also some of the notable climate change adaptation projects in Kenya.
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The recent United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been heralded as providing an enhanced development pathway which places demands both on the developed and developing worlds. The wide scope and yet cross cutting nature of the inherent 17 goals demands close collaborations amongst different stakeholder and interest groups to make t...
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As a result of the United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Warsaw in 2013, all countries were invited to submit a climate action plan – or “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution” (INDC) – as part of the preparations for the 2015 UN climate summit in Paris (COP21). The innovation of this instrument lies in the fact that it is universal (ea...
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The main objective of this publication is to lower the barrier for youth engagement in climate policy. This booklet is extensively based on the information available on the UNFCCC official website (http://www.unfccc.int) and it is intended to be an easy-to-read guidebook on the UNFCCC COP Process. This is a youth-led volunteer project aimed at mak...

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The NDC Explorer allows users to analyse and compare (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions through interactive maps, bar charts, and country files. The NDC Explorer holds 60 different categories divided over Mitigation; Adaptation; Finance and Support; Planning and Process; and 'Broader Picture'. The latter category includes (I)NDC coverage of other international debates including Sustainable Development Goals, fossil fuel subsidy reform, and green growth. The tool is developed to create transparency, trust and accountability and supports the global efforts for effective and ambitious NDC implementation. It also forms a basis for research on INDCs and NDCs.