Delegates Gather to Increase Ambitious Environment Action in Africa

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UN Environment Modification News, 18 March 2019– Beginning today, over 2,500 delegates are collecting in Accra, Ghana, for Africa Environment Week. Ministers, policymakers, and non-Party stakeholders– from services to NGOs and from banks to cities and academic community– will go over methods to advance environment action.

The Africa Environment Week begins with the Africa NDC Discussion (18-19 March) that will examine the results of POLICE OFFICER24 and go over the application of nationwide environment strategies, referred to as “Nationally Figured Out Contributions” or “NDCs”. The conversation will concentrate on the existing space in between the existing environment action promises of federal governments and the Paris Arrangement’s long-lasting objective of restricting the worldwide typical temperature level increase to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Delegates will go over methods of raising nationwide, local, and worldwide aspiration towards attaining that objective.

The Africa Environment Week (ACW) is the very first significant stepping stone of this vital year in the worldwide efforts to increase environment aspiration. 2019 marks the launch of a brand-new round of NDCs that nations are anticipated to send to the UN Structure Convention on Environment Modification (UNFCCC) by 2020 with the overarching goal of the world jointly attaining the objectives of the Paris Arrangement.

In this regard, the results of Africa Environment Week will be a crucial contribution to the Environment Action Top that United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is hosting this September, the goal of which is to assist raise environment aspiration from federal governments and non-State stars.

A main minute of Africa Environment Week will be Wednesday 20 March when the top-level section will accompany the existence of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo; UN Environment Modification Deputy Executive Secretary, Ovais Sarmad; Ghanaian starlet and tv character, Joselyn Dumas; and POLICE OFFICER24 President Michał Kurtyka.

In parallel to the main program of occasions, environment stars from around the area will display groundbreaking options to environment modification at the Pitch Center and Understanding Corner, situated in the heart of the International Convention Center.

Africa at the centre of the environment program.

From floods in the Lake Victoria basin to dry spell in Somalia, to ecological deterioration in the Sahel area, environment modification is a significant risk to ongoing financial development and to the incomes of susceptible populations throughout the continent. Nevertheless, while Africa is among the most affordable factors to worldwide emissions, it is blazing a trail by suppressing greenhouse emissions and adjusting to the unavoidable environment effects through environment action efforts– examples of which will be shown at the conference centre.

This was worried recently by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General at the One World Top in Nairobi. Amina J. Mohammed required Africa to be “at the center” of the environment action program, and for increased financing to the area to guarantee that Africa can grow its economy in a sustainable method. “We have stated that Africa bears the force of environment modification and yet it has the least contribution to it, however what today has to do with is to make certain that as Africa grows, we do not wind up adding to environment modification which we have a possibility to grow green and not to grow brown”, she stated.

The Africa Environment Week is being co-convened by the UNFCCC secretariat (UN Environment Modification), UN Environment, the West African Advancement Bank, UN Advancement Program, World Bank Group, African Advancement Bank Group, and International Renewable Resource Company, in partnership with Environment Innovation Centre & Network, UN Food and Farming, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, West African Alliance, Adjustment Fund and Environment and Clean Air Union. Other getting involved companies consist of UN Global Compact, WBCSD, ICLEI, Environment Durability Network, CDP, SLOCAT, Global Covenant of Mayors for Environment & Energy, UN-Habitat, Nature4Climate, ICC, International ABC, CIFOR, UCLG Africa, CIAT-CCAFS, ECREEE, and UN Volunteers.

More info.

See here the complete program of the Africa Environment week.
For media queries, please contact Matthew Phillips at MPhillips@unfccc.int.
Follow the live discussion on social networks utilizing the hashtag #AfricaClimateWeek..

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