The African Group of Negotiators has called for support from the Civil Society to help the continent’s special case and circumstances recognized.
Madrid, Spain, 1 Dec 2019 — A pre-COP 25 event hosted by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has today adopted an African civil society position calling for a holistic ambition from Parties, particularly rich countries, ahead of the annual climate change summit (COP 25), which opens in Madrid, Spain on Monday 2 December 2019.read more
The Voices for Change Partnership Project CSO partners have met to review work progress in their efforts to build climate resilience among pastoral and marginalized communities.
The meeting recently held in Naivasha also saw CSO partners in the project submit their advocacy plans for 2020.
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has welcomed the move by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to withdraw from funding the controversial Lamu coal-powered project.
The withdrawal from the funding of the1050 MWcoal power plant was made clear in the publication of an environmental and social impact assessment done on the project in May.
After a whole day’s work at the AMCEN pre-event on Energy, held in Durban, South Africa, these were the questions and ideas that came up.
How do we influence people who influence investment in renewable energy, because the power does not lie with us?
How do we influence behavior and policy on matters of energy? It is what we do.
If we have to influence, are the people we are targeting in a position to act? And what are their interests, attitude, feeling or beliefs towards our course?
Initiatives to shift investments from fossil fuels to decentralized renewable energy systems are an integral part of climate change mitigation and a socio-economic enabler. In order to take forward this agenda in a successful way, CSOs need involvement and participation of communities and national governments.read more
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Executive Director Mithika Mwenda has been recognized by a higher institution of learning following the resolve he has made and the contribution towards the achievement of climate justice.read more
The quest for renewable energy is more of an opportunity for Africa than a cry for help to shift, a workshop to consolidate the Civil Societies’ voice ahead of this year’s African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN 2019) has been told.
“Unless and until people are involved in solving the problems they face, this is a war in futility,” speaker after speaker seemed to reiterate
The United Nations has been called upon to work with the youth to engage in cycling as a way of mitigating effects of climate change.
At the same time, the youth have been called upon to actively participate in the reduction of effects of climate change using technology and innovation.
Calls for Kenyan Government to do more in Climate Action
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been called upon to push for green climate funding from developed nations to help mitigate the climate crisis in Kenya.
Pacja’s Augustine Njamnshi attended the People's Summit for Climate, Rights and the Survival of Humanity in New York.
Mr. Njamnshi addressed the participants, including more than 200 people at the helm of environmental activist, social justice and human rights movements that came together to unleash new energies and resources in the face of the climate crisis, putting people and human rights at the heart. action for the climate.
The Pan African Justice Alliance Executive Director Mithika Mwenda is this year’s winner of the International Earth Care Award.
The Award, for which he was named the winner in July 2019, was issued at a ceremony in the Marriott Oakland City Centre in Oakland, California.
The award was issued last night at the event attended by Climate enthusiasts from around the world.
During the August 10, 2019 meeting at its headquarters in Angondje, Sherko City, members representing more than 60 Gabonese civil society organisations were briefed on the new provisions regarding the life of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance. "We have organized this general assembly to not only upgrade the new measures taken by headquarters to improve our management capabilities but also we are here today to reflect on the life of our platform. We need to strengthen the cohesion between us members and recall the role of each one as a member of the PACJA," said the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Nicaise Moulombi.read more
Between 4th and 6th September 2019, PACJA was represented in a regional workshop convened by WaterAid East Africa, whose aim was to build a common agenda on WASH advocacy amongst civil society networks for the achievement of SDG 6. Attended by WASH national CSO networks from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia, together with non-WASH partners, (PACJA, FEMNET and Jegnit) the workshop purposed to build a common agenda on WASH advocacy amongst civil society networks for the achievement of SDG 6.read more
It is a great pleasure, and humbling experience, once again, to join this exciting congregation at the 8th edition of the Conference on Climate and Development in Africa (CCDA-VIII), with the befitting theme, “Stepping up climate action for a resilient Africa: a race we can and must win”.
Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen, we are meeting at the most critical moment in the history of the complicated, yet inevitable international dialogue on climate change.
Assertive policy and regulatory frameworks are essential in creating favorable conditions that would allow renewable energy technologies to grow and replace carbon-emitting fuels. Kenya signed a Paris Climate change treaty on greenhouse gas reduction obligations. The process of implementation of the Paris agreement on Renewable energy and energy efficiency has begun through the Least Developed Countries Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative (LDC REEEI) for Sustainable Development. The LDC REEEI is keen on providing clean and sustainable energy to those who cannot access electricity, improving energy efficiency and thus the creation of jobs in the manufacturing industries. It is also in line with SDG7 on affordable and clean energy.read more
The Swedish Government has praised a Pan African organization for its transparency and pledged to continue working with it to address the climate crisis in Africa.
Ulla Andren, the Swedish Head of Regional Development Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa, yesterday praised PACJA for its ability to manage its more than 1,000 platforms within Africa and handle a huge budget transparently.