Strengthening Climate Action in Africa through coalitions of actors
What are the coalitions?
Climate Chance is made up of a multitude of actors who are experts in their field of work, and who intervene at different levels around the key fields of action for the climate: local authorities, companies, associations etc. The coalitions are groups that gather hundreds of such actors, on the basis of the sector of their activity, on themes of climate finance, adaptation and water, energy, sustainable mobility, sustainable food, agriculture and reforestation, education on climate change, sustainable cities, sustainable buildings and construction, and circular economy.
What is their purpose?
The structuring and working of these thematic coalitions that can give impetus to joint work is one of the priorities of Climate Chance. These thematic coalitions aim to foster synergies between different types of non-state actors, notably by improving the dissemination of information and promoting the emergence of new projects or initiatives. The idea behind it all is to mobilize the community of stakeholders acting for the climate in Africa, to reinforce synergies between them, and to propel their actions, words and priorities to the forefront of the international climate scene.
How do they work?
These coalitions were formed at the First Climate Chance Summit Africa, in Abidjan, in 2018, to strenghten climate action in each of the thematic areas. Since then, the coalitions met again in person at the Second Climate Chance Summit Africa, in Accra, in 2019, and remain in active and in touch all-year round. Each coalition has a dedicated mailing group with all its members, and since 2020, has also had regular online meetings.
Each coalition also created its Roadmap, a guiding document, which lays out the current context of climate action in the sector, and lists the objectives of the coalition. These Roadmaps, as well as other projects of the coalitions, are all products of collaboration and exchange between their members.
2021 was a year of renewing the roadmaps of the coalitions, and the Third Climate Chance Summit Africa, held virtually, was an opportunity to take stock of the progress of the coalitions, and launch new activities.
Discover more on each of the coalitions below.
Discover the Climate Chance Coalitions, their Roadmaps, and the latest activities:
- Access to Climate Finance
- Developing Sustainable Cities
- Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Reforestation
- Energy Efficiency and Access to Energy
- Adaptation and Water
- Sustainable Buildings and Construction
- Education and Training on Climate Change
- Sustainable Mobility and Transport
- Circular Economy
How to join a Climate Chance Coalition?
The Coalitions are open to all who wish to join, to gain more knowledge on the sector and to contribute to the advancement of the objectives of the Coalition. To join any one or more of the coalitions, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Chance’s Virtual Workshops: Continuing the Mobilisation of Actors
The Virtual Workshops were launched in 2020, faced with the impossibility of holding a Climate Chance Summit in person. The first cycle of Workshops were weekly meetings that allowed the coalition members to get back in touch, and share information on how the Covid-19 pandemic had affected their activities, and the lessons drawn from it, with specific reference to the sector of the coalition. It also allowed the sharing of analyses carried out by the Climate Chance Observatory.
With the second cycle of Workshops held in 2021, these sessions evolved into spaces of co-creation and knowledge-sharing, that are open to all. The Workshops brought together experts from the field, actors from the ground, and project leaders from across the Climate Chance community. This second cycle was also an opportunity to renew the Roadmaps of the coalitions, and reach a consensus on the priorities of each coalition, which fed into the virtual Climate Chance Summit Summit 2021.
A third cycle of Virtual Workshops will be launched at the beginning of 2022. Do you have an inspiring project, experience or learning to share with one of the coalitions? Get in touch by writing to us at email@example.com !
Discover the playlist of the Virtual Workshops with all the replays:
Experience Feedback: The Sustainable Mobility and Transport Coalition
Formed in 2018 at the Climate Chance Africa Summit in Abidjan, the mobility coalition produced a Sustainable Mobility Roadmap specific to the context of Côte d’Ivoire, which aims to decarbonise transport and provide guidelines to develop sustainable and inclusive mobility in the country. With the support of the Michelin foundation, and working in collaboration with the Observatory of African Mobilities, the work on the Roadmap has continuned since then, with workshops held in Ivorian cities, and consultations with over 60 local stakeholders. the Roadmap will soon be submitted to the Ministry of Transportation, and with the actions in the Roadmap potentially contributing to the Ivorian NDC.