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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Africa climate change and sustainable development

26-27 October 2015. Zimbabwe.The African Youth Initiative Climate Change (AYICC) convened its first edition of the African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) on the Theme: ‘’African Youth Responses to Climate Change and Food Security, Action from the Frontline’’. The event was held as a Pre-Youth Event of the Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA V) organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), from the 28 to 30 October 2015 .

The conference focused on the following thematic areas:
  1. Youth in Agribusiness
  2. Climate Change and Development in Africa
  3. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
  4. Green Economy and Technology
  5. Climate Justice and Human Rights
  6. Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
Key outcomes of AfriYOCC are:
  • African Youth Position on COP21, 
  • Best Practice Handbook on Youth Responses to Climate Change in Africa, 
  • African Artists Unite for Climate Justice 
  • and African Youth in Agribusiness Initiative (YFARM). 
Partners: PACJA,, ACPC-UNECA, AUC Youth Division, ZUNA, Action/ and AAPI. 
AfriYOCC 2016 will be in Nairobi-Kenya in commemoration of the 10yrs Anniversary of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)

28 to 30 October 2015. Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA V) This year's conference theme is "Africa, climate change and sustainable development: what is at stake at Paris and beyond?

CCDA-V will review the application of the principles of the UNFCCC with a particular emphasis on the implications of the principles for equity. This is an opportune moment to engage the African continent and the world in such a review. The review will bring together reflections on the African climate change experiences thus far, and seek to inform the Paris framework on African perspectives. The reflections will also set the basis for developing climate sensitive development policies and processes in Africa in the post Paris period.

Specifically, CCDA-V will have following objectives:
  • Deepen understanding of the role of climate data, information services and climate knowledge in development planning and climate proofing Africa’s economic development processes;
  • Share experiences and deepen understanding of climate trends and the impacts of climate change in key development sectors in Africa, and the implications of these experiences for the continent’s sustainable development.
  • Contribute towards the development of common African positions regarding the post Kyoto global climate governance regime.
  • Anticipate the outcomes of Paris and initiate preparations for the implementation of the post Paris, such as the INDCs currently under preparation
  • Build on the recommendations of the Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa and the climate research frontiers identified at the 2013 African Climate Conference.
  • Continue to be the main African platform for networking between climate and development stakeholders.
Supported by:

3-5 September 2015. Dar es Salaam. African Climate Talks.

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