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  • An array of experts, political leaders, NGOs and indigenous peoples and communities have agreed to a rights approach as a crucial step in confronting the global climate crisis. Dubbed the ‘gold standard’, the methodology emphasizes rights for Indigenous peoples and local communities. It aims to strengthen respect, recognition and protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities as stewards and bearers of solutions to landscape restoration, conservation, and sustainable use; end persecution of land and environment defenders; build partnerships to enhance engagement and support for rights-based approaches to sustainable landscapes across scales and sectors; and, scale up efforts [ ....... ]
  •  Climate finance remains a crucial topic at the UN climate talks, as it is the core aspect for implementation of the Paris Agreement. Key issues include fulfilment of climate finance commitment of USD 100 billion per year by 2020, by the developed country Parties as well as transparency and accountability modalities. It is against this background that civil society groups attending the SB50 talks in Bonn have warned the African group of negotiators to stay alert to manoeuvres by the global north to push for climate loans in place of grants. “We are gravely concerned by the trend of commercialising climate [ ....... ]
  • The Conflict of interest debate at the UN Climate talks has taken a new twist as new research from Climate Investigations Center (CIC) has exposed a long history of fossil fuel industry lobbyist interference in climate change negotiations. The research, which is based on 25 years of meeting “Participants” documents published by the UNFCCC uncovers for the first time how many fossil fuel industry trade groups and industry lobbyists attended the climate talks going back to the first Conference of the Parties in 1995. The research builds on CIC’s release of an archive of documents from the now-defunct Global Climate Coalition (GCC). The documents [ ....... ]
  • The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) will this September join several other groups in the push for more favourable climate through investment on clean and renewable energy as opposed to fossil fuels. Up to eight organisations are planning a major conference in South Africa this September to discuss and emphasise the need for more states to choose and invest on renewable energy. This is considering that the world is building towards the greatest capital shift in history, from the fossil fuel past to the renewable energy future. With little time left before we lock in irreversible climate impacts, governments, investors [ ....... ]
  • PACJA actively participates at UN Conference on Climate Change  The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has joined other civil society groups takig part in the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. The conference that has included the fiftieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body (SB 50) for Implementation started on June 17th, and ends on June 27th 2019 at the World Conference Centre in Bonn. It has brought together environmental experts and stakeholders around the topic on global warming. The objective of the meeting is to present climate action in the context of [ ....... ]
  • Statement in reaction to Government’s endorsement of the Lamu Coal Project, Nairobi, Kenya; 20 June 2019      Today is a sad day for this country and the taxpayers working so hard to feed themselves and the Government.   Today, I return to express my shock and disgust that the same government that purports to care for its people has stood before cameras and declared it’s intention to continue with the Lamu coal project, turning a deaf ear to the noise on the ground, and a blind eye to the realities.  It was not for show that Civil Society Organisations joined [ ....... ]
  • The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has joined partners to review the Second Progress Report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation. PACJA, which is the Lead in SDG 13, with its Kenyan Platform on Climate Governance (KPCG) being a Lead in Goal 7, sent representatives to the meeting attended by several Civil Society Organisations in Nairobi on June 19th 2019. Kenya Civil Society Organisation (CSO) report 2019 is part of the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process that countries committed to during the adoption of the Agenda 2030. This year’s biennial national progress report aims to help Kenya track its progress [ ....... ]
  • The Kenya Platform on Climate Governance (KPCG) has documented the outcomes of the activities of different projects it implemented at national and county levels throughout the year. The Kenyan platform of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) held a meeting at Ngong Hills Hotel in Nairobi, with each of its thematic working groups presenting their achievements for projects undertaken and reviewing challenges and opportunities. Speaking at the event, in which she represented the Executive Director Mithika Mwenda, PACJA Head of Programmes Salina Senou commended KPCG for being vibrant. David Jesse, the CEO of the KPCG, gave a brief history of [ ....... ]
  • Reflection on the Climate Change Negotiations: Where we are and expectations from the African Civil Society We join the African Governments and experts here in Bonn for the SB50, with very disturbing memories of recent impacts of extreme events in Africa, especially in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The African continent is under extreme pressure more than ever due to these extreme events, and the most affected are countries with existing capacity and development challenges. The Africa Civil Society calls for urgent climate action and support to addressing such extreme calamities. In Katowice last year, we called for a comprehensive and [ ....... ]
  • Leading world agricultural experts, scientists, value chain actors, farmers and policymakers arrive in Nairobi next week to chart the way forward on how to substantially and sustainably reduce the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in the African continent. The PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is an interested party in anything biodiversity because of their interconnectedness with climate change and all the issues around it. PACJA representatives therefore attended a meeting today in Nairobi, for the Press and partners’ briefing on the conference that will also discuss the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and define strategies for increasing the [ ....... ]

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