AfDB, NFP to host Africa Climate Week in April


The African Development Bank is co-organizing, together with other members of the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), the Africa Climate Week 2018 (ACW2018) from 9th to 13th April in Nairobi, Kenya, to advance regional climate action. The ultimate aim of ACW2018, the first of what is planned to be an annual gathering, is to support implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and climate action to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
ACW2018 will be an umbrella for a series of climate-related events focused on NDC implementation – Challenges and opportunities, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the Global Climate Action.
With Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) a cornerstone event, focus will be placed on market-based approaches, economic instruments and climate-aligned finance to drive investment in climate action.
Other programmes lined up for the week are 10th Africa Carbon Forum; high-level sessions with the Champions of the Marrakech Partnership; high-level ministerial session; LEDS-Low Emissions Development Strategy-Workshop; Climate Technology Centre and Network Workshop; Technology and Regional Technical Expert Meeting: Industrial Energy Efficiency.
The Nairobi Framework Partnership, following the Paris Agreement decided to broaden its mandate to cover low carbon and climate resilient development with particular focus on the development of market mechanism. The Africa Climate Week brings together diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors around a common goal of addressing climate change.