Partnering for transformation towards a low-carbon climate resilient and prosperous Africa: Managing Climate Risks, Seizing Transformation Opportunities

Background

The world is in a climate emergency. 2020 is a key year in which the international community must complete the unfinished tasks from 2019 at a government level and mobilize far more action from non-State actors.

Climate change is an imminent threat to the wellbeing and development of individuals, communities and the ecosystems which sustain them. Dealing with this threat is urgent, and extensive collaboration is required to address the threat.

The climate emergency is a growing threat particularly to the most vulnerable, and particularly threat to the long-term health, safety and prosperity of people in Africans.

With the window of opportunity to address climate change rapidly closing, the need for solutions, at the global and regional level have never been more urgent.

At the same time, many African economies are growing fast, along with rapidly expanding populations. Now is the opportunity to green these growing economies, and to put them on a sustainable path.

In 2020, leaders have a unique opportunity to reflect on the multitude of global voices for much more climate ambition and to take action at international and regional meetings such as Africa Climate Week.

Purpose

Africa Climate Week is an opportunity to move forward on crucial climate action work at a national and regional level, taking regional priorities into consideration.

The central objective of Africa Climate Week is to share ways for governments to implement the Paris Agreement in Africa, making use of all the planning tools and support available under the Paris Agreement.

In the context of this urgency, Africa Climate Week is taking place under the banner of Partnering for transformation towards a low-carbon climate resilient and prosperous Africa: managing risks, seizing opportunities.”

Africa Climate Week 2020 is inclusive and open to all stakeholders, as a ‘go-to’ hub to build partnerships and to showcase groundbreaking action in the region

  • The event is designed to mobilize and enhance the required partnerships and collaborative approaches, including:

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