Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Climate Week (ACW 2020) is an opportunity to move forward on crucial climate action work at a national and regional level, taking regional priorities into consideration. It was scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda from 20 to 24 April 2020, but has been put on hold in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Regional Climate Weeks (RCWs) inspire individuals and organisations to become part of the momentum created by the global climate agreement in Paris. The main goal of the RCWs is to bring together diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors around a common goal of addressing climate change. The RCWs include series of events that provide space for a grassroots exchange of knowledge and best practices across the region on: Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Global Climate Action (GCA).

The central objective of ACW is to share ways for governments to implement the Paris Agreement in Africa, making use of all the planning tools and support available under the Paris Agreement. In the context of this urgency, ACW is taking place under the banner of “Partnering for transformation towards a low-carbon climate resilient and prosperous Africa: managing risks, seizing opportunities.”

In 2019, the RCWs served as critical stepping-stones to the UN Climate Action Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York in September. Please click here to view reports from last year’s ACW.

To read the official announcement of the postponement, please click here.

 

[This information was taken from unfccc.int and unfccc.int/news.]