This pocketbook aims to provide stakeholders in the charcoal industry in Kenya, especially producers, transporters and vendors with easily accessible information on the current charcoal production regulations and compliance requirements for a sustainable charcoal industry in the country. Charcoal is a key bioenergy resource and source of energy in Kenya, providing 82 percent of urban and 34 percent of rural household energy, employment and income for over 700,000 people who support over two million dependants. Demand for charcoal is fast increasing due to population growth, increased urbanization and the development of cottage industries.