Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

COP27: Africa pavilion, AFDB and African panels

COP27 or “the African COP” is an opportunity to spotlight the African continent's special needs and circumstances.

The African Development Bank will take part in COP27 to join African countries in amplifying Africa’s voice and priorities on climate change. It will:
  • Enhance strategic partnerships to significantly mobilize new financial resources.
  • Shape the global COP27 narrative on such key issues energy transition, nature-based solutions, adaptation finance, and loss and damage.
  • Highlight the bank’s significant commitments, including Paris Alignment and African Development Fund (the African Development Bank’s concessional lending arm to low-income African countries) commitments
  • Showcase Africa’s potential to drive global emissions down and grow sustainably: 65% of remaining arable land in the world; youthful labor, Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) (3.3 trillion Market), abundant renewable energy (10 TW solar, 350 GW hydropower, 150 GW wind, and 15 GW geothermal).
  • Engage with Egypt and key African climate change stakeholders for a successful COP27 in Africa.

Selection of AFDB side events

Nov. 8. Policy dialogue on supporting climate resilience and just energy transition in Africa - African Economic Outlook

Nov. 9. Challenges and opportunities in financing Africa’s Renewable Energy Transition

Nov. 9. Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA) launch: A path forward for African countries to accelerate their transition to Net-Zero

Nov. 9. Bridging the adaptation finance gap: innovative financing mechanism to attract the private sector

Nov. 9. Climate Action Now: A Critical Priority for African Business Leaders

During this side-event, the CEOs of the UN Global Compact-convened Africa Business Leaders Coalition presented their Climate Statement and the ambitious commitments made, while showcasing the actions they are already taking across sectors and geographies. Organized by United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) / Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Sanda Ojiambo (UN Global Compact)
  • Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin (Climate Champions)
  • Damilola Ogunbiyi (SEForAll), African Business Leaders

Nov. 9. Climate change initiatives of regional institutions in West Africa

West African institutions are supporting their Member States to implement climate related actions contributing to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The side event was an opportunity to showcase key initiatives and experiences of these institutions. 
  • Mr. Leko Moussa, Director Environment and Natural Resources ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States 
  • Dr. Mahalmoudou Hamadoun Maiga General Director Agrhymet, Regional Center
  • Mr. Christophe Deguenon Director Environment & Water Resources, WAEMU/UEMOA - Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine 

    Resource: Kako Nubukpo (2022) Une solution pour l’Afrique : du néoprotectionnisme aux biens communs # 304 p. See: Protecting Africa's agricultural assets
  • Andre Kamga Foamouhoue Director General, ACMAD - African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development

Nov. 9. Forests in Africa – how satellites support climate actions

European Space Agency (ESA) / Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena) / Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) Forests play a fundamental role for the success of the Paris Agreement. 

Several case studies in moist and dry African forests highlighted how Earth observation data are included and enhance national and regional efforts to gain accurate and transparent information on their status and dynamic. 

Speakers: Speakers from Space Agencies, Ministries of African countries, development agencies and academia.



Nov. 10. Circular Economy - Solutions to turn climate ambition into action (South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, AfDB, GGGI)

Nov. 12. Innovative financing to support Climate Resilience in African Agri-food Systems and global warming mitigation

Nov. 14. Doubling Down on Delivering Africa's Climate Action Priorities – Policy recommendations from the Africa NDC Hub (ECA, AUC, AfDB, AUDA…)

Nov. 14. Technical meeting on Water Security for Climate Resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa

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