Ghana to host Africa Climate Week
Africa should achieve net-zero emissions by 2050
The collective goal of Climate Weeks is to support the implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and climate action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Africa Climate Week, which is being hosted by Ghana from March 18–22 in Accra, is the first of three annual regional climate events in 2019. Other events like that are Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week and the Asia Pacific Climate Week.
The event will bring together a diverse array of international stakeholders in the public and private sectors around the common goal of enhancing climate action in Africa.
The Africa Climate Week is organized by World Bank Group, African Development Bank, West African Development Bank, CTCN, UNEP, UNEP DTU Partnership, UNDP, IETA, Marrakech Partnership and UN Climate Change.
The Accra event represents the first major climate-orientated event in 2019 that will promote the Programme’s ‘guidelines’ as the underpinning to practically implement the Paris Agreement.
Participants at the event will look at possible efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change and they will also review how to draw support for developing countries to take climate action.
It is expected that Africa achieves net-zero emissions by 2050, keeping the global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5°C.