GCCA+ REGIONAL CONFERENCE

 

 

rwanda


Climate Smart Africa :
Harnessing Growth and Protecting the Gains

Rwanda, 15.10.2019 - 18.10.2019


 

rwanda ABOUT THE EVENT

GCCA+ REGIONAL CONFERENCE

 

The GCCA+ will host a regional climate change conference in Kigali, Rwanda, on 15-18 October 2019, bringing together climate change project managers, policy experts and decision makers and adaptation and ecosystem based approaches, landscapes, NDCs and climate finance.

 

 

Seventy per cent of Africa’s 1.2 billion citizens derive their livelihoods from agriculture. Africa’s geographic position and high climate vulnerability compounded by low adaptive capacity in most African countries threatens agricultural production and food security across the continent. In some countries, the undervaluation of natural resources and ecosystem-based services is resulting in their misallocation and depletion, and the loss of income and taxes impacting the livelihoods of current and future generations. Fast growing populations, high youth unemployment, and rapid rural-urban migration trends are leading to growing energy demands and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions from key sectors including transport and waste. In terms of climate finance, 14% of the world’s population living in sub-Saharan Africa access only 3% of global climate finance flows.  And yet a growing cohort of finance and development experts argue that Africa represents a US 3 trillion investment opportunity by 2030.
 
The conference will host a High level opening  by the Minister of Environment of Rwanda, and will be organised in partnership the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

 


 

AGENDA

DAY 1 

8:30: Registration

9:15: Official Opening by Rwanda’s Minister for the Environment, the Hon Dr Vincent Biruta and H.E Ambassador Nicola Bellomo to the European Delegation 
 
10:45: Welcome

11:30: Key climate change challenges in Africa

14:00: Session 1: Can nature-based solutions bring effective climate resilience and lift people out of poverty? 

16:00: Report back to plenary from Breakout Discussions

17:00: Closing Remarks

DAY 2 

8:30: Registration

9:00: Session 2: How to apply integrated EbA with territorial authorities?

11:00: Market Place

14:00: Session 3: Climate Smart Cities and Municipalities – introducing the Covenant of Mayors

      14:00 Technical sub-sessions

      16:00 Political sub-sessions 

18:30: Cocktail Function

DAY 3 

9:00: Session 4: From Projects to Sectors to
Economies – Progress in scaling up NDC implementation in Africa

11:00: Session 5: From the Exception to the Rule – How to make NDCs Business as Usual Development Practice

14:00: Session 6: Climate Finance – Creating national institutions to leverage international finance for domestic climate action

16:00: Session 7: Understanding the GCCA+ 

17:30: Closing Remarks and Closing Ceremony

DAY 4

Field trip to a site outside of Kigali

 

     

 

SPEAKERS

 

Representatives from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

speaker

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

speaker

 

   

 

Covenant of Mayors 

speaker

 

NDC Partnership

speaker

 

   

Other national and international institutions
  

speaker

 

 

   

 

INFO

15.10.2019 > 18/10.2019
 

Kigali Conference Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. 


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