Africa, like other continents, is being severely impacted by Climate Change- from the gradual melting of glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro to drought in Somalia to decreased rainfall over large parts of the Sahel and Southern Africa to increased rainfall in most part of Central Africa, climate change is a particular threat to Africa’s economic growth and to the livelihoods of people in the continent.
The upcoming Africa Climate Week in Accra is one of the first Regional Climate Weeks to be hosted this year with the rest being Latin America, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific Climate Weeks.
Happening from the 18th-22nd March, the week will focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa and the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action towards the goals of sustainable development.
Why should you attend the Africa Climate Week 2019?
The week will comprise a series of events that provide space for a grassroots exchange of knowledge and best practices across the region on Nationally Determined Contribution implementation, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Global Climate Action.
Some of the key topics to be discussed during the week are;
- 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
- Advancing the implementation of climate action
Enter Ghana Climate Innovation Centre
The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) being a key stakeholder in the green ecosystem in Ghana will be an active participant in this year’s ACW 2019- from getting involved in high panel discussions to exhibiting and to hosting three side events. Find out more about our activities below;
Aside from the side events, GCIC’s Executive Director- Ms Rukayatu Sanusi, on the 18th March will participate in a panel discussion on the topic: “Adapting to Climate Change: Resilience, Security and Finance,” organized as part of Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (Gh-NDC) Investment Forum.
An integral part of activities organized under the Africa Climate Week, the NDC Investment Forum – co-convened by the Government of Ghana and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with UNFCCC – will gather government representatives from across Ghana as well as international organizations, experts and investors involved in the NDC processes and implementation to discuss key issues.