UNU-INRA participates in Africa Climate Week

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  • 2019•03•13     Accra

    UNU-INRA will participate actively in the Africa Climate Week 2019, hosted by the Government of Ghana from 18 – 22 March in Accra, Ghana. It comes ahead of two other regional Climate Weeks – the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week, and the Asia Pacific Climate Week – all organized with the overarching goal to support the implementation of countries’ NDCs under the Paris Agreement and climate action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Besides organizing two side events, UNU-INRA will participate in a high-level panel discussion. Find out more about our activities.

     

    SIDE EVENTS

    UNU-INRA, alongside the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) and other partners, will organize two side events as follows:

    Session 1:

    Panel discussion on the topic “Only 12 years left to bring global warming to 1.5 – IPCC 1.5 report and why it matters for Africa”

    This event will bring together a set of eminent African experts from academia, the private sector and UN agencies to debate and discuss how Africa can walk towards strong leadership in climate action. Experts will showcase successful initiatives of policies and measures adopted across Africa and will offer provocative thoughts on what it would take for Africa to lead the debate on climate action given the huge burden of responsibility and the fact that in the foreseeable future, it will remain the youngest continent.

    Date: Wednesday 20 March

    Time: 13:30 – 14:15

    Venue: Committee Hall II, Ground Floor, Accra International Conference Center

    Status: Open to all participants attending Africa Climate Week

    Organised by: UNU-INRA and Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)

     

    Session 2:

    Solution Space on the theme “Green Economy = Green jobs – beyond business as usual to climate resilient development”

    The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) and its consortium partners are making good traction to demystify the concept of green economy through the realization of green businesses and green entrepreneurship. The solution space will showcase GCIC entrepreneurs who are pioneering innovations and practical solutions that have huge potential for Ghana’s mitigation and adaption to climate change. It will enable young budding new entrepreneurs to share their experiences and identify ways to scale up some of their best practices. It will enable GCIC to demonstrate many of the positive impacts generated from the range of green businesses, and highlight several tangible outcomes, not least the creation of green jobs, the development of green skills and the establishment of green infrastructure.

    Date: Wednesday 20 March

    Time: 14:20 – 15:00

    Venue: Committee Hall II, Ground Floor, Accra International Conference Center

    Status: Open to all participants attending Africa Climate Week

    Organised by: UNU-INRA and Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)

     

     

    UNU-INRA DIRECTOR PARTICIPATES IN PANEL DISCUSSION

    Dr Fatima Denton, Director of UNU-INRA will on 18 March participate in a panel discussion on the topic: “Adapting to Climate Change: Resilience, Security and Finance,” organized as part of the Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (Gh-NDC) Investment Forum.

    An integral part of activities organized under the Africa Climate Week, the NDC Investment Forum – co-covened by the Government of Ghana and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with UNFCCC – will gather government representatives from across Ghana as well as international organizations, experts and investors involved in the NDC processes and implementation to discuss key issues.

     

    If you are at the Africa Climate Week, we would be pleased to have you join us for these events.

    For enquiries, please email quartey@unu.edu or call +233 244766492.