Why attend #AfricaClimateWeek?
Why attend #AfricaClimateWeek?— UN Climate Change (@UNFCCC) February 26, 2020
Because the economic transformation triggered by #ClimateChange is inevitable, and creates many opportunities. The conference is a way for all sectors to understand their role in creating the net-zero economy, says #COP26 Champion @topnigel 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/RBFzmV2sks
The objectives of the Africa Climate Week
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:
- the urgent need to understand the risks and impacts of climate change and integrate this knowledge in planning at all levels and in all sectors;
- the urgency of delivering on existing commitments; and
- the urgency of giving all stakeholders clarity on the pathways and means of implementation for achieving carbon neutrality by mid-century and thus the objectives and long-term goals of the Convention and Paris Agreement