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Climate action: Paris Agreement can transform Africa


Speaking at the 9th Africa Carbon Forum in Cotonou, Benin, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said that the Paris Climate Change Agreement can be a catalyst for transformative change across Africa, given that Africa’s climate action plans under the agreement are blueprints for attracting private sector investment. She added that integrated action on ...

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Africa Carbon Forum: Continent urged to work closer together on climate action, SDGs

Africa Carbon Forum 2017

African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and mobilising climate finance, whilst better integrating climate action into sustainable development planning. This was the key conclusion of ministers and key delegates who convened for the Africa Carbon Forum which ended on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Cotonou, Benin. Over 600 ...

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Espinosa, others to grace Africa Carbon Forum

Africa Carbon Forum

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced that its executive secretary, Patricia Espinosa, will grace the 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF), which is scheduled to hold from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30, 2017 in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The UN body, which made the disclosure in a tweet on Sunday, June 25, 2017, is one ...

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Africa forum to boost climate action for sustainable development

Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond will meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) scheduled to hold from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30, 2017, participants will focus on how to strengthen cooperation between ...

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Carbon forum underlines necessities for climate response

Vincent Biruta

Success tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in Africa will take finance, cooperation and real engagement with non-state actors, participants heard in high-level sessions that wrapped up this year’s Africa Carbon Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. “Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development,” said Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources of Rwanda. “We can only meet the ...

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Promising African CDM prospect amid World Bank intervention

Nigeria and some 16 other middle-income countries are beneficiaries to the $7 billion Climate Investment Fund (CIF), which is being implemented by the World Bank in partnership with some multilateral development banks. The CIF entails the $4.8 billion committed to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and $2.2 billion to the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). Similarly, the African adoption of Clean ...

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