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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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Groups build patoralists’ climate resilience to enhance food security

Pastoralists

Addressing climate change is a key priority for African countries as a region that is highly impacted and hence the need for urgent implementation of the various strategies at local, national and regional levels. The Eastern Africa is home to thousands of pastoralists who herd their livestock in the semi-arid to arid areas. With increased impacts of climate, there is need ...

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Crusaders tag Trump’s climate Executive Order ‘an injustice to Mother Earth’

Trump-coal

President Trump’s Executive Order on Climate Change will have far reaching impacts on many developing countries, especially on the African continent, which is already bearing the brunt of the negative impacts of climate change. African Civil Society, under the umbrella of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), says reversing the Obama climate plan is one of the greatest injustices ...

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Five African countries in focus as civil society engages in GCF process

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

Malawi, Senegal, Kenya, Morocco and Ghana have been listed as focused countries under a fresh initiative involving civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Tagged the ‘‘Civil Society Organisations Readiness to the Green Climate Fund – focus Africa’’, the project, which is being anchored by the Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), was ...

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PACJA emerges Forest Carbon Partnership Facility observer

Mithika Mwenda

The Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has been elected as an observer organisation to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), on behalf of all African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for the next two years. Through the Secretary General, Mithika Mwenda, PACJA will represent the interests and concerns of CSOs in the African region with regard to FCPF, ...

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Another world is indeed possible, says PACJA

World Social Forum

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has again brought the world’s attention to Africa as thousands of movements from across the globe gathered in Montreal, Canada in the ongoing World Social Forum (Fórum Social Mundial in Portugese) (FSM2016) holding from August 9-14, 2016. The 2016 Forum is themed: “Another World Is Possible” The goal of the WSF 2016 is to ...

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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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How Africa pledged to take climate action, by PACJA

Mithika Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda, Secretary General of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), believes that Africa’s climate action pledges show commitment to a fair and binding deal in Paris As of October 1, 47 out of 54 African countries have submitted their national plans for the UN climate deal, or Intended nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs.) Africa’s vast and environmentally diverse landscape ...

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UNGA: African leaders failed to show climate change commitment

Mithika

In a statement on the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) meeting in preparation for COP21, African Civil Society insists that Heads of States from the continent missed a huge opportunity in New York to show the world their commitment to climate change The 70th UN General Assembly taking place in New York provided an ...

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