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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

Project for Advancing Climate Transparency

Contact Person: Samson Ogallah

Partner: PACT

Region: Africa

PACT (Project for Advancing Climate Transparency) works towards advancing the development of robust and effective transparency and accountability rules and processes for the Paris Agreement.

It seeks to develop options and approaches for the transparency framework, building consensus among parties and providing relevant and timely inputs to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.

The project is implemented through a global PACT Consortium led by World Resources Institute (WRI), and will deliver the following:

 

  • Conduct rigorous research and analysis of technical, policy, legal and political considerations related to the development of the transparency and accountability regime of the Paris Agreement.
  • Hold national, regional and international meetings with a wide range of targeted stakeholders to further inform and enhance this research and analysis, while building capacity and awareness among key stakeholders.
  • Undertake actions to enhance the in-country capacity of developing countries, including middle-income developing countries, to ensure their full participation in UNFCCC decision-making processes and improvement over time in the quality of the information they submit to the UNFCCC.

 Expected project outcomes

  • A set of options and approaches for the modalities, procedures, and guidelines (MPGs) for transparency under the Paris Agreement
  • Specific text proposals, including legal text
  • Enhanced country capacities
  • Stakeholder engagement through national, regional and international meetings

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has been chosen as one of the key partners in a Governing Inclusive Green Growth in Africa (GIGGA) research project.

The project, which will be spearheaded by the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, seeks to lay a foundation for further research into the dynamics, prospects, and implications of green growth on the continent.

“Particular attention will be paid to understanding key challenges for leveraging green growth as a means to tackle inequality and poverty plus interventions that can be honed to transcend existing barriers to deliver results at scale and enhance sustainability,” read a description on their website. 

The project comprises researchers from multiple disciplines, from UK, Africa, and India, African think tanks, civil society organisations and government departments.

The project seeks to achieve its objective by organizing workshops, mapping existing green growth activities on the continent, analyzing the political and social environment of African societies and assessing the current technology gap on the continent.

“Capacity will be built through collaborative planning, mentoring, and peer networks. Partnership with a leading research and policy think tank in India will promote South-South cooperation,” read the statement on their website.

The research will address issues on a continental level but will focus on Kenya, which has made efforts to embrace green development, Ethiopia, which is pursuing an ambitious green growth strategy, and Nigeria which is the most populous and biggest economy in Africa. 

PLANNED IMPACT

The project hopes to influence a greater understanding of current activities and patterns of greening in Africa and the implications for poverty reduction and sustainable development; the motivation of key actors, enabling and constraining political economy factors; key institutions and governance approaches; existing challenges, capacity needs/gaps; barriers and opportunities; potential lessons that can be learned from other developing countries, especially India; and identification of potential solutions and cutting-edge research agenda in the area, read the statement on their website.

The Governing Inclusive Green Growth in Africa (GIGGA), led by Professor Chukwumerije Okereke from the University of Reading, is a collaborative Network funded by the United Kingdom Research Council, under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

 

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

Food Security and Climate Change Workshop

Food Security and Climate Change Workshop in the Context of Pastoralism

Engagement in climate change processes requires an understanding of climate change and its impact on pastoralism as a key food source in Kenya. A process that ensures enhancing of capacity to adapt and mitigate climate change at

A process that ensures enhancing of capacity to adapt and mitigate climate change at the pastoral community level and as well integration of community climate actions in government policies and plans is one that aims at achieving sustainability. Therefore, this training intervention sets out to build momentum to achieve sustained pastoralist climate actions with the aim of:

Therefore, this training intervention sets out to build momentum to achieve sustained pastoralist climate actions with the aim of:

  •   influencing climate change policies, plans, and programmes at national, regional and international level

  •   facilitating the adoption of climate-resilient approaches by local communities.

 

Key Downloads:

PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP - [PDF]

PARTICIPANTS INFORMATION NOTE FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP IN THE CONTEXT OF PASTORALISM WORKSHOP [PDF]

FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP - [PDF]

 

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