‘It is time to break out of the shackles of low ambition.“ Those were the words of Kenya’s President William Ruto, galvanising action at the beginning of the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week. The Summit concluded with billions pledged and a Declaration signed by 19 Heads of State which included calls to reform […]
Africa’s Moment is Upon Us
Africa Climate Week is the first of four Regional Climate Weeks coordinated by the UN Climate Change. It is taking place from 4-8 September 2023 in Nairobi, Africa, hosted by the Government of Kenya. The climate weeks, which will also take place in the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific, provide vital opportunities to rally policymakers, cities, subnational regions, business, investors, practitioners, and civil society to address barriers and unlock climate solutions in regions. The climate weeks will also contribute to the Global Stocktake process, concluding at COP 28, by bringing focus to specific, region-relevant, forward-looking actions to accelerate progress towards a resilient 1.5 C trajectory.
Both UN Climate Change High-Level Champions will be attending in Nairobi, as a culmination of their engagement to galvanise stakeholders, from all levels of governments to civil society groups to investors, over preceding months in support of climate action and nature restoration opportunities in Africa. An overview of the High-Level Champions’ engagement at the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week is available here.
Guest interview, Dr Susan Chomba, Director of Vital Landscapes at the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Realising Africa’s latecomer advantage – empowering a global climate leader in waiting In her role at the WRI, Dr. Susan Chomba leads the Food, Land and Water programs in Africa under the Vital landscapes pillar. Susan is leading the nature track and has contributed to the Food Systems as a whole at the Africa Climate […]
Safi Organics is an organic fertilizer venture from Kenya. They use technology to decentralize fertilizer production by using locally available resources, making it feasible to implement fertilizer production plants in local villages. The Climate Champions are joined by Joyce Kamande, who explains how they are serving 10,000 smallholder farmers. Watch the video. Find out more […]
Ampersand is an e-mobility venture operating in Rwanda and Kenya, providing 2-wheeled electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. Joining the Climate Champions, Brady Grimes explains how Ampersand is revolutionizing the motorcycle taxi market in East Africa. Watch the video. Find out more about our participation in Africa Climate Week 2023.