Africa’s Moment is Upon Us

By Climate Champions | September 1, 2023

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.

Africa Climate Week 2023

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