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Carbon Forum to promote climate action in Africa

A three-day international conference will explore how engagement between State and non-State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa, such as energy, agriculture and human settlements.

Cotonou in Benin Republic hosts the 9th Africa Carbon Forum

The Africa Carbon Forum (AFC) will likewise attempt to determine the role of future carbon markets in achieving enhanced climate action towards the goals of sustainable development.

The AFC 2017, which is the ninth in the series, holds in Cotonou, Benin Republic, from June 28 to 30, 2017.

Themed: “Collaborative climate action for sustainable development in Africa”, the event will cover:

  • Practical examples of policies, initiatives and actions in Africa;
  • Barriers and enabling measures for engaging climate action in key sectors;
  • Financial instruments and regulatory frameworks; and,
  • Advancing the implementation of climate action.

“With a comprehensive programme of plenary sessions, workshops, a ministerial section, side events and exhibits, this is a one of a kind event in the region,” state the promoters, describing the forum as “a great opportunity for financiers, policymakers and project developers to share experiences, network and build capacity”.

They add: “Over the past decade the ACF has provided a unique platform for Africa to engage on climate change issues in the region. The Forum brings together key stakeholders from the public sector and other non-Party actors from Africa and beyond. It witnesses the participation of key multilateral and bilateral development institutions and experts to discuss urgent actions needed on the ground and share experience and build capacity for implementation of actions.”

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