Kenya carbon emissions and environmental impact

Kenya air pollution

Kenya as an air pollution mortality rate of 78.1 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Kenya is 28.6 mg/m³, endangering 100.0% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Kenya energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Kenya is 7.85 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 13.4% of Kenya population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 72.7% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 12.49%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 48.27%
  • Renewable electricity output: 87.51%

Kenya territory

The territory of Kenya has a surface area of 580370 km², 569140 of which being land area. Forests represents 7.8% of the land with 44496 km². Around 0.8% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.


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