The report presents a review of the current legal framework for the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism. The review was commissioned by the Adaptation Consortium (Ada), and covers the five counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Kitui, Makueni, and Wajir, where the Consortium has piloted the mechanism since 2012. It also analyses key policy and legal frameworks at the national level that have a bearing on the CCCF mechanism. The review was undertaken to inform the scaling out of the mechanism to the rest of the country in the light of its successful implementation in the five counties.
The specific objectives of the review were to ensure alignment with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, relevant national policies and laws; to establish the ‘legality feasibility (legality) of integrating the key principles and design features of the CCCF mechanism into its governing legal frameworks by they Acts or Regulations; to advice on effectiveness and sustainability of CCCF structures and to ensure that the CCCF legal and regulatory framework is sufficiently robust to enable counties access climate finance from different sources.