Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action
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Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action LAGOS, Nigeria, December 12, 2016/ — The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. Hopefully, his views on climate change will change and align with reality when he settles into the Oval Office. Policymakers also believe that global climate agreements cannot be reversed easily. In the meantime, stakeholders are pressing on with formulating strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations’ agency on climate change held on November 7 – 18 in Marrakech, Morocco. At the climate talks, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Pakistan and seven other countries ratified the December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. A total of 111 countries, including the United States, China and Member Countries of the European Union ratified the agreement by the time COP 22 concluded. Since the Paris accord entered into force on November 4th, quite earlier than anticipated, global action against climate change has effectively shifted to strategic programming. Therefore, in Marrakech, Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United States published their plans to significantly decarbonize their economies by 2050. A group of 47 developing nations also committed to running entirely on renewable energy sources “as rapidly as possible.” Some of the plans are already gaining traction. Investments in renewable energy totalled $286 billion in 2015. This surpassed by 3% the previous high of renewable energy investment achieved in 2011. Data gleaned from Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, a joint publication by United Nations Environment Programme and Bloomberg, further revealed that last year, coal and gas-fired electricity generation drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. The trend in renewable energy investment is a mixed bag, even in developing countries. China alone accounted for 55% of total investment last year; Africa’s share was less than 5%. As climate change mitigation is being driven by investment in green energy, Africa is already taking the familiar position at the back seat on the ‘green energy train’. This was not unanticipated by climate policymakers. Although China is the clear leader in investment in renewables, other developing countries, in particular the low-income countries, are...

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COY12: Renforcer l’autonomisation des jeunes
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COY12: Renforcer l’autonomisation des jeunes

COY12: Renforcer l’autonomisation des jeunes A la veille  de la 12ème Conférence de la jeunesse ( COY12) prévue du 4 au  6 novembre ,  quelques jours avant la  COP 22  à Marrakech, la jeunesse se mobilise et contribue à la lutte contre les changements climatiques. Eraenvironnement.com vous décrit quelques  initiatives. Présentation. Par Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache Que signifie la  COY 12 ? La COY 12, en anglais, ” the conference of youth” ( la conférence des jeunes) existe depuis 2005. Organisée chaque année en amont de la Conférence des Parties à la Convention Cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques ( CCNUCC), elle contribue au débat sur l’action climatique par les jeunes. La jeunesse souhaite être parmi les acteurs de  la mise en application de l’Accord de Paris qui entrera en vigueur le 4 novembre prochain. Elle milite pour renforcer son rôle dans la lutte contre les changements climatiques, par l’éducation, le renforcement des capacités et l’autonomisation. “Ce n’est qu’en autonomisant les jeunes dans les différents processus de prise de décision que nécessite la transition vers le bas carbone et une plus grande résilience que la protection du climat est possible. Nous nous réjouissons de fournir une plate-forme pour les jeunes dans la ville de la COP22 pour démontrer l’importance qu’ils ont dans l’action climatique et pour renforcer les réseaux de jeunes africains qui travaillent sur la durabilité et le développement bas carbone”, a déclaré à la CCNUCC récemment Fadoua Brour, membre de l’organisation de la jeunesse marocaine chargée de la conférence de la jeunesse. Dans l’Océan Indien et dans le monde ,  la jeunesse  se mobilise du 28 au 30 octobre . Les travaux effectués serviront de base et seront présentés sous forme de déclaration  lors de la COP22. Mobilisation mondiale Fadoua Brour Présidente et Fondatrice de la Moroccan Youth Climate Movement ( MYCM), Fadoua Brour se définit comme ambitieuse, énergique et positive. Mais cette jeune femme est aussi altruiste. Son combat :  les droits humains. Elle coordonne ainsi le réseau des actions climatiques et des femmes de la planète (WECAN sigle anglais) pour la région du Moyen Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord.  Elle dispose d’ un MBA spécialisé en droits des Affaires.  Fadoua Brour organise des conférences, des caravanes, des campagnes de sensibilisation ainsi que des ateliers en faveur des jeunes et des femmes. Elle fait partie des membres actifs de la douzième édition de la conférence de la Jeunesse ( COY 12).   Le Réseau Climat Océan Indien (RCOI) Comores  composé  de jeunes leaders issus de différents mouvements associatifs accueille  aujourd’hui  la COY12 Océan Indien.  Après Madagascar, l’an dernier, c’est au tour de la jeunesse comorienne d’accueillir 200 jeunes...

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COP 22 : Spirit of Paris and Action
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COP 22 : Spirit of Paris and Action

COP 22 : Spirit of Paris and Action The Bonn UN Climate Change Conference , held from May 16th to May 26th included three technical bodies and the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (AP 1). Analysis. “Countries with different levels of development and from different regions and often differing views on many issues, found a common vision in Paris. That work and that vision has continued, and continued positively here in Bonn, as countries look towards the next major milestone event in Marrakesh in November,” said Segolene Royal, President of the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference and French Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, last week during the UN Conference on Climate Change. The UN Climate Change Conference  held in Bonn, in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) headquaters, from May 16th to May 26th  . The Bonn meeting launched a sharing of views on mitigation and adaptation actions by developing countries in order to further strengthen and focus climate action. One of its climate action was the workshop on gender which underlined the central role of women in raising national and community to response to climate change, through finance, capacity building and actions. The meeting also showcased wider societal action towards faster, pre-2020 ambition including a capacity-building event and an exchange of best practices in building public awareness and access to environmental information under the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) initiative.The Bonn meeting, included the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) and three technical bodies : the 44th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44). What is the meaning of  APA ? The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) is a new body constituted in Paris during the UN Climate Change Conference. Its first plenary session was held two weeks ago in Bonn. Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement elected in Bonn its new presidency : Sarah Baashan from Saudi Arabia and Jo Tyndall from New Zealand. APA replaced the Ad hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). The ADP had the mandate to adopt a new climate agreement in Paris in December 2015. The APA’s mandate are many : prepare the next UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, elaborate on modalities and make critical arrangements on global stock take which will take place in 2018, provide guidelines for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Paris Agreement, take the work programme of the Paris Agreement forward, make elaborate rules for transparency...

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