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African Policymakers Highlight Opportunities of National Climate Plans

Africa Climate Week is the first of three annual regional climate events this year – the latter two being the Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week and the Asia Pacific Climate Week

Africa Climate Week formally closed today, concluding a five-day programme of events in Accra – all of which have been hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana in the city’s International Conference Center. At the summary event, speakers presented key takeaways to Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN…

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Africa Climate Week Signals Continent’s Huge Investment Opportunity

The event takes place in the shadows of Cyclone Idai, which has hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, affecting more than 2 million people

Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana, got firmly underway this morning with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Center. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony — President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng; Mayor…

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Record Registrations Set to Usher in Era of Ambition at Africa Climate Week

The Climate Week will attract Ministers, policymakers, and non-Party stakeholders from businesses, community initiatives, financial institutions, and city municipalities across the African continent

Plans for the high-level segment at Africa Climate Week in Accra’s International Convention Center are now taking shape. On the morning of Wednesday, 20 March, the week will be formally opened by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo; Ghanaian actress and television personality, Joselyn Dumas; and COP24 President Michał Kurtyka.…

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Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open

The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action

Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award. The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action.…

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Africa Crafts Message of Sustainability for International Climate Negotiations

Some 800 delegates from 59 countries, including ministers and other high-level government and international officials, together with non-state delegates, offered their insights into the challenges and possible responses to climate change

Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will carry to international climate negotiations after a week of deliberations in the Kenyan capital. Some 800 delegates from 59 countries, including ministers and…

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Africa Needs to Work Closer Together on Climate Action and Sustainable Development: Key Conclusions of Africa Carbon Forum 2017

Growing Importance of Cities and Business in Implementation of Paris Agreement

African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and mobilizing climate finance, whilst better integrating climate action into sustainable development planning. This was the key conclusion of ministers and key delegates who convened for the Africa Carbon Forum which ended…

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Boosting Collaborative Climate Action for Sustainable Development in Africa - Africa Carbon Forum 2017 28-30 June in Cotonou, Benin

Includes High-level Ministerial Segment hosted by the Government of Benin

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum, being held in Benin from 28-30 June, participants…

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9th Africa Carbon Forum, Cotonou, Benin, 28 – 30 June 2017

Collaborative climate action for sustainable development in Africa

Come to Cotonou for the 9th Africa Carbon Forum to engage in promoting climate action in Africa. The 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) will focus on how engagement between State and non-State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the…

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Ocean Climate Action Making Waves

At today’s event, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the World Bank and the African Development Bank has announced the African Package for Climate-Resilient Ocean Economies

A special Oceans Action Event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) is bringing together over 400 high-level participants from around the world to advance oceans and climate change issues and to pledge concrete actions in support of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal number 14, which is…

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Action on Water and Climate Needed for Paris Goals and Climate Justice

On this occasion, the “Blue Book on Water and Climate” will be launched by the Moroccan Government and its partners as a concrete outcome of its interim International Conference on Water and Climate, hosted in Rabat in July 2016, in cooperation with the Government of France and the World Water Council

Organized for the first time in the history of UN Climate Change Conferences (Conference of the Parties, or “COPs”), the Action Day for Water at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) created through the Global Climate Action Agenda calls for more attention to water as a way…