Ghana To Host 2019 Africa Climate Week

GHANA IS scheduled to host the 2019 edition of the Africa Climate Week.

This year’s conference will be held from March 18th to 22nd.

DGN Online understands that it will focus on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and take stock of the continent’s climate action plans.

A release issued to DGN Online by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said “Government officials, policy makers, public and private actors from across the world will gather from 18 to 22 March in Accra, Ghana for the 2019 Africa Climate Week (ACW 2019).”

It said “in Accra, representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the World Bank, will join investors and other key stakeholders to discuss how to advance national climate action plans, also known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).”

The event, it added, will showcase the role of future carbon markets in enhancing climate action towards the goal of sustainable development and seek to facilitate implementation of African countries’ NDCs under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and SDG 13 (climate action), among other Goals.

The release noted that “one of the highlights of ACW2019 will be the Ghana’s NDC Investment Forum organized by the Government of Ghana and UNDP in collaboration with UNFCCC.”

It noted that “the aim of the two-day forum is to discuss how to crowd-in private sector investment for climate projects in Ghana that are financially viable, and to present potential projects to deliver the climate solutions that Ghana pledged in their NDCs.”

It added that “Africa Climate Week will lay the groundwork for the upcoming UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit scheduled to take place during the 73rd General Assembly in September 2019.”

BY Melvin Tarlue