Land Cover Change

The Land Cover Change Element Working Groups is responsible for using remote sensing and other satellite imagery to map Kenya’s lands. These maps will provide as much information as possible on the land cover. For example, the  maps will show whether the land is covered by forest, buildings or a particular crop.

Using historical satellite imagery, this team will then be able to compare maps over time, showing how the land cover has changed in Kenya. This information will be provided to the modelling team, who will be able to use the maps to estimate how Kenya’s carbon emissions have changes as a result of changes in land cover.

Climate Parameters and Trends

This team is compiling comprehensive climate data covering Kenya and scenarios showing how this could change.

Crop Growth & Plant Parameters

This team is building models that will track carbon as crops and plants grow.

Soil Carbon

This team is assessing the level of carbon stored in Kenya’s soils and using models to track this change over time.

Forest Biomass and Growth

This team is developing models to track how carbon is stored and released by trees as they grow.

Land Use Change and Management

This team is responsible for understanding the drivers of change in Kenya’s land sector, which will help explain change in the future.


The modelling team is working to combine the information and data collected through SLEEK to produce a unified, accurate report of Kenya’s emissions form the land-sector.

Land Cover Change

This team is responsible for using remote sensing imagery to develop maps that will show the changes in land-cover over time.


Australian Aid GoK CF Logo


P. O. Box 30126-00100, Nairobi, Kenya       T: +254. 20. 5143200

Website designed and developed in Kenya