The just concluded African Union Summit in Addis Ababa has ended on a high note with key recommendations among them the ones contributed by PACJA and partners from the high-level summit that was held on the sidelines of the summit in Addis Ababa on 8-9th February, 2019.
From the communique that was developed by PACJA and the team of experts the heads of states Summit has picked the following recommendations
- Urged parties to the Paris Agreement to recognize the special circumstances and needs of African countries, in line with the relevant and previous decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties, and called upon the incoming presidency of the Conference of the Parties to continue with the consultations, with a view to reaching a decision in that regard by the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties, and requested the AGN to continue pursuing the issue.
- Urged developed countries to continue to scale up mobilized climate finance towards achieving the 2020 finance goal through private and public funds to deliver on the US$100 billion annually, building on the needs of developing countries and enhancing the country ownership of developing countries, and further enhance the provisions of predictable and sustainable finance building on the floor of the 100 billion USD annually
- Encouraged African countries to ratify the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal protocol as a vehicle to strengthen efforts to tackle climate change.
The full Recommendations from the 32nd Session of the AU Summit are attached below in both English and french.