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AMCEN16: African governments urged on Paris Agreement implementation commitment

AMCEN Libreville, Gabon

African governments have been called upon to adopt a declaration to affirm their commitment to the acceleration of implementation of the Paris Agreement, and condemn the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The call was made on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Libreville, Gabon in a statement issued by the African Major Groups and Stakeholders ...

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African Groups demand increased ambition at 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

Ahead of the writing of the Paris Rulebook and preparations for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, Major Groups attending this year’s Pre-AMCEN sessions have called on African governments to take stock of the current status of implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and identify barriers that need to be addressed with a view to enhancing ambition beyond what currently exists as NDCs. ...

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Paris Agreement: Groups ask governments to produce African Rule Book

AMCEN-PACJA

Leading non-state actors and civil society groups from across Africa have called on African governments to kick-start the process of designing an African Rule Book for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The book, according to them, will help in galvanising a robust presentation of African perspectives in the Paris Rule Book which is being formulated. The call was made ...

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African CSOs hold pre-AMCEN talks in Libreville

Pre-AMCEN talks

Ahead of the 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for 12th to 16th of June 2017 in Gabon, an Africa-wide civil society workshop on the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and Agenda 2063 began on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Libreville. Organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in collaboration ...

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Nigeria seeks UN Environment Assembly vice-presidency

Amina

Nigeria’s aspiration for the vice presidency of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) received a major boost on Monday as the sixth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) got underway. Speaking to over 40 ministers of the environment and heads of country delegations at the forum, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, who ...

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Activists want Africa to decentralise renewable energy initiatives

Mithika Mwenda

African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for the need to decentralise renewable energy and make it people centred. The CSOs echoed their voices over the weekend at the sidelines of the sixth special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) holding in Cairo, Egypt. In his remarks during the presentations on post-Paris conversations on climate change, ...

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AMCEN: Africa’s natural reserves, climate pact top agenda

CAMERA

The need to sustainably harness Africa’s vast reserves of natural capital and the implications of the Paris Agreement dominated the opening session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo, Egypt. Attended by the ministers of the environment and high-level officials from more than 40 African countries, the sixth special session of the AMCEN has “Agenda 2030 ...

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CSOs deliberate on Paris Agreement, SDGs as AMCEN6 kicks-off

Egypt

Ahead of the sixth special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for the 16th-19th April 2016, civil society consultations on the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda began Friday morning in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in collaboration with Major ...

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We need a legally binding agreement in Paris, African ministers insist

Buhari22

African Ministers for Environment (AMCEN) held a high-level meeting at the Africa Pavilion at the on-going climate change conference in Paris, France. The ministers from Africa’s 54 nations were briefed on the status of the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) and key points which they should focus on in the penultimate session of the discussions. Speaking to ...

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