Germany Commits Support for Kenya’s Renewable Energy Projects and Climate Action Initiatives

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that the country will provide technical and financial support to Kenya’s renewable energy projects and climate action initiatives, during a state trip to Kenya. The announcement intends to enhance energy security as well as promote environmental sustainability in Kenya.


Germany and Kenya committed to strengthen the bilateral ties in the green energy sector, during a joint press conference held with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Kenyan President William Ruto in Nairobi. Germany will contribute funding to assist Kenya in deploying green energy systems to help the East African country to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and improve climate resilience.

Chancellor Scholz commended Kenya’s ambition to achieve 100% renewable electricity production by 2030, expressing admiration for the country’s commitment to expedite this transition. He also suggested the production of ‘green’ fertilizers in Kenya to promote local fertilizer production and reduce its dependency on limited fertilizer suppliers such as Russia.

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At the press conference, President Ruto also revealed the country’s intention to join the “Climate Club” formed by the Group of Seven (G7) last year, emphasizing their commitment to actively participate in global climate initiatives.


Kenya is actively seeking to leverage its abundant renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, and geothermal, to expand energy access and drive economic development. The collaboration with Germany aligns with the Kenyan government’s objectives of increasing the renewables share in the country’s energy mix. 

Furthermore, Germany and Kenya will collaborate on research and development (R&D) of energy projects, capacity building, and job creation through investments in training programs and exchange opportunities, stimulating socioeconomic growth in Kenya.

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