Africa Climate Week is underway, after an opening ceremony that saw President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, joined by Ministers and other delegates from 42 countries from across Africa and officials from key UN and multilateral agencies.
High Level Champion for COP27 Mahmoud Mohieldin’s speech at the Official Opening of Africa Climate Week 2022.
Clean cooking is one of the most critical, cost-effective tools we have to reduce carbon emissions, improve public health, and protect the environment all at the same time. Yet it remains underfunded and undervalued as a nature-based climate solution among investors and policymakers.
Africa’s long-standing development challenges, compounded by shocks to global supply chains, underscore the urgent need to drive progress and innovation in pivoting Africa’s food system.
Finance Forum for Asia and the Pacific calls for local and regional approach to unleashing blended finance
The second of the ‘Regional Finance Forums’ has concluded in Bangkok with an emphasis on regionalizing and localising efforts to accelerate the deployment of blended finance.
With just 75 days until COP27, the second ‘Regional Finance Forum’ will take place in Bangkok on 25 August with the aim of unleashing climate finance from public and private sectors at speed and at scale.
The first of five Regional Finance Forums took place this week in Addis Ababa with the aim of crowding-in capital at the pace and scale required to meet the finance adaptation and mitigation needs for Africa.
Preserving nature is a key element in the world’s effort both to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and it also happens to be good for business. But new findings show that much of the private sector continues to lag far behind in tackling deforestation and protecting biodiversity.
Projected impacts and related losses and damages are set to intensify with every fraction of a degree, meaning action to address this must dramatically accelerate. The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions aim to play an instrumental part in this process.
As resilience continues to improve, it should be possible to move from crisis management to risk management of droughts in the Horn of Africa, explains David Nash, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Brighton.
Former minister for Botswana, global economist and international trade and development specialist, Bogolo Kenewendo has been appointed as the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions’ Special Advisor, Africa Director.
Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt, said that the upcoming UN Climate Change summit in Sharm El Sheikh (COP27) will be a global conference with an African focus, where key African climate initiatives will be announced.
Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN High-Level Champion for Egypt, participated on Monday via video conference in the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Summit held in Switzerland.
Open waste burning is one of the major contributors of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and poses major health hazards owing to the cocktail of air pollutants it discharges, according to a report published this week.
The latest IPCC report and Ukraine crisis show the urgency of phasing out fossil fuels, investing in renewables and developing sustainable agriculture, explains Egyptian UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, Mahmoud Mohieldin.
At the COP 21 United Nations climate change conference in Paris, governments agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action is urgently required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.