Africa Climate Week 2023
Africa Climate Week 2023 is poised to become a significant event, with the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions taking the lead in mobilizing Non-State Actors (NSA). With unique insights and solutions, NSAs have become key players in the global climate dialogue. Their voices and contributions are set to be amplified through collaboration with the UN Climate Change Secretariat and the Marrakech Partnership.
Africa’s untapped potential positions it as a key player in the global energy transition. From Africa’s growing carbon markets and the transformation of its food systems, we invite you to join us as we explore their contributions to paving the way for a sustainable future, both on the continent and globally.
Regional Platforms for Climate Projects
E-transport on the move in Lagos with Oando Clean Energy
Ademola Ogunbanjo, Executive Vice President at Oando Clean Energy joins the Climate Champions to talk about how they are launching a 12,000 electric bus fleet in Lagos, Nigeria, by 2030. Sending a strong signal of change, Mr. Ogunbanjo explains what this means for the road transport sector in Nigeria, and how other corporations both in […]READ MORE
The Power of Waste in Nigeria with Phoenix Edison
Phoenix Edison is a project in Nigeria, aiming to provide a 24 megawatt (MW) waste-to-power plant processing 270,000 tons of solid waste annually. Spotlighting this, the Climate Champions are joined by Noble Ekajeh. Watch the video here. Find out more about our participation in Africa Climate Week 2023.READ MORE
Biking by Battery in East Africa with Ampersand
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.READ MORE
Waste to Fertiliser: Increasing Yield Changing Lives with Safi Organics
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
Africa’s role in decarbonizing the planet
Africa can lead the world in limiting emissions, drive climate restoration and orient Africa towards its strengths which translate into major new segments of economic opportunity, writes Jack Kimani, Founding CEO of the Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A).READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
Africa Carbon Markets Initiative announces 13 action programs
Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) announces new programs to help accelerate Africa’s participation in the global carbon market.READ MORE
The UNFCCC’s Regional Climate Weeks provide a timely opportunity for policymakers, practitioners, business and civil society to exchange on climate solutions, approaches for overcoming barriers, and opportunities realised in the different regions.
The High-Level Champions are providing region focused contributions across four major systems-based tracks to inform the Global Stocktake:
- Energy systems and industry;
- Cities, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport;
- Land, ocean, food and water;
- Societies, health, livelihoods, and economies.
Track events convened by the High-Level Champions are highlighted in bold below, whilst all other events are plenary or side events the High-Level Champions (HLC) are participating in. All events will be held in person at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya.
* Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin (MM) and H.E. Razan Al Mubarak (RAM) are the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions from the COP27 and COP28 Presidency respectively. Bogolo Kenewendo (BK) is the Africa Director at the Climate Champions Team. Their participation at events is noted with these abbreviations and may change.