NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON PREPARATION FOR COP 24
- 11.27.2018 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Ann Mwende
In November 2017, countries party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened in Bonn, Germany to advance the work on the modalities, procedures and guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement. Since the unanimous adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, parties to the COP have been engaging in developing the “Paris Rulebook” to guide countries in implementation of the Paris Agreement. The 24th COP conference is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP
The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-3). The conference will also include the 49th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the seventh part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-7). During COP 24, the political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue and ministerial roundtables started during COP 23 in Bonn will also take place.
Climate policy is anchored on internationally negotiated principles and frameworks that are then to be implemented by individual countries. The role of civil society organizations in these processes cannot be understated. From providing oversight, building and enhancing capacities, ensuring human rights are respected, and advancing climate action in a transparent, participatory and effective manner, CSOs remain vital in the climate change discourse at all levels.
Civil society engagement in the climate change discourse should be enhanced by building the requisite capacities to enable effective and meaningful participation and policy influence. Additionally, CSOs voice should be heard in the different agenda items and their inputs considered in the decision making process. Engagement of county level actors also remains important since all climate cation will be implemented at the county level.
This year, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) through the Kenya CSO Platform on Climate Governance intend to host a National CSO COP 24 preparatory workshop on the 27th November 2018. This workshop will bring together non-state actors to deliberate on the CSO expectations of the upcoming COP in Poland. In addition, the workshop will seek to enhance the capacities of CSOs to engage with the UNFCCC processes at national and global levels as well as influence climate governance decision making at global level.
- Stakeholder briefing on the agenda for the 24th COP meeting and progress towards achievement of the “Paris Rulebook”.
- Develop recommendations for COP 24
- Enhance a coordinated approach for non-state actors on engagement with international climate governance and policy influence.
- Assign duties and responsibilities to the possible participants of COP 24.