COP 22- Ethiopia- Paris Agreement : strategic orientation for African countries- CCDA-VI
Sep15

COP 22- Ethiopia- Paris Agreement : strategic orientation for African countries- CCDA-VI

COP 22- Ethiopia- Paris Agreement : strategic orientation for African countries- CCDA-VI By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache The sixth annual Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–VI) Conference organized under the auspices of the Climate Change and Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme, will be held in Addis Ababa from the 17 th to 20th of October. Overall objective : understanding the implementation implications, nuances, challenges and opportunities of the Paris Agreement for Africa in the context of the continent’s development priorities.  This conference will particularly focus its attention to means of implementation of the agreement for accessing finance and technology transfer which are among the national development priorities of african countries. Deepen understanding of the nuances in the decisions of COP21, particularly with regard to  means of implementation (capacity, finance and technology transfer), as well the domestication of the agreement in Africa in alignment with national development priorities of African countries With many experts from Africa and around the world, this conference will provide a marketplace for innovative solutions that integrates climate change into development processes, according to the organizers. It will embrace the Paris Climate Agreement within the framework of Africa Union ’s development aspirations as underscored in Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, with a vision of ‘leaving no one behind’. UN-ECA Coordinator for the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) Dr. Fatima Denton recently interviewed by the Ethiopian Herald said that Ethiopia has designed visible low carbon strategies  with hydro-power development, forestry and agriculture. Ethiopia, in East Africa is one of the lead countries in  Africa which develops climate resilient green economy initiative, experts said.    ...

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COP 22: Pour un plaidoyer maghrébin  sur la justice sociale et climatique
Juin03

COP 22: Pour un plaidoyer maghrébin sur la justice sociale et climatique

  Tunisie- COP 22: Pour un plaidoyer maghrébin  sur la justice sociale et climatique Le Forum tunisien pour les droits économiques et sociaux (FTDES) a organisé le 29 et le 30 mai à Tunis le Forum Maghrébin pour pour un plaidoyer commun sur la justice sociale et climatique. Participants : les organisations de la société civile de Tunisie, de Libye, du Maroc et de l’Algérie. Objet de leurs venues : témoigner, sensibiliser, et préparer leur mobilisation commune en perspective de la COP 22. Cette première manifestation régionale pré-COP 22 s’inscrit dans la continuité de nombreuses rencontres précédentes sur l’édification du Maghreb des peuples. Depuis maintenant plus de vingt ans, le climat continue de se dérégler, et ses effets sur l’environnement et les populations continuent à s’aggraver. Les objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre n’ont été ni suffisants ni même atteints. Les logiques actuelles de pouvoir et de profit ne favorisant pas la transition de nos modèles de production et de consommation. La justice sociale et climatique vient en réponse aux différents préjudices. Explication. Qu’est-ce que la justice sociale et climatique ?   Fondée sur les liens qu’entretiennent les préjudices subis par les hommes et l’environnement, la justice sociale et climatique repose notamment sur un  postulat : la vulnérabilité des populations.  De manière générale, les revendications en faveur d’une justice sociale et climatique témoignent de l’urgence de reconnaître et de défendre le droit à un développement équitable et écologiquement durable aux échelles globale, régionale, nationale et locale. Quelles sont les ambitions de la COP 22 pour le Maghreb? Cette année, la COP 22 doit venir préciser les moyens d’opérationnaliser les engagements de l’Accord de Paris adopté lors de la COP 21, en décembre dernier. La COP 22 se veut une opportunité incontournable pour la région du Maghreb de mettre en lumière son extrême vulnérabilité face aux changements climatiques, auxquels elle n’a d’ailleurs que très faiblement contribué. Cette région témoigne, en effet, avec prégnance, de la corrélation entre les causes et les conséquences de l’aggravation des inégalités et des atteintes portées aux climat. Ainsi, la mobilisation des sociétés maghrébines apparaît déterminante pour dénoncer les injustices que créent et perpétuent l’inertie des Etats et la dangereuse main-mise des multinationales sur l’avenir du climat, explique des experts. Quelles sont les réussites du plaidoyer ? Mener à bien un plaidoyer maghrébin pour une justice sociale et climatique implique tout d’abord une bonne compréhension de l’état actuel et des données qui existent sur les changements climatiques. Exemples : ses effets, notamment sous l’angle de l’imbrication complexe entre ses causes et ses conséquences. Autant dire que les perspectives d’une COP 22 au Maghreb donnera l’occasion de s’informer sur le...

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Morocco, on the road to the COP 22
Mar15

Morocco, on the road to the COP 22

  The city of Dakhla in the south of Agadir in Morocco will host,from 17 to 22 March 2016, the second session of the Crans Montana Forum (CMF) devoted to « Africa and South-South cooperation ». Gender, youth, human security, religious and environmental  education,  education, public health will be among the discussions. In this second edition, organizers have also planned to hold various parallele panels on Climate Change, as Morocco will host the UN Conference on Climate Change from 7 to 18 November 2016. These panels will be held under the title of : « On the way to the COP 22- The International Community role in the protection of the Pacific Small Islands States .” The issue of “loss and damage” must be at the centre stage. Another panel will be dedicated to Access to energy. In February, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has inaugurated the 500 MW multi-stage Noor-Ouarzazate which aims to produce at least 2,000 MW of electric power from solar energy by 2020. In Dakhla, a wide range of people are expected to attend the Forum. Over 800 participants from 112 countries had participated in the last edition. Established since 1986 , the Crans Montana Forum is a Swiss Non-Governmental International Organization. By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache...

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Tanzania : Climate Change can be a primary boost to development.
Mar09

Tanzania : Climate Change can be a primary boost to development.

By Deodatus Mfugale Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 9 March 2016 Climate Change has affected Tanzania in the rainy season from 2014 to 2015, according to Experts from Eastern Africa. In some parts of Singida, Dodoma, Shinyanga and Manyara regions, the semi-arid region of Tanzania, the rainy season did not start in November as expected. Around 70 per cent of 45 million people living in Tanzania depend on agriculture for their livelihood. But as climate change is affecting the country with deforestation and land degradation, life isn’t easy. In the last six previous seasons, this situation has a devastating impacts on the lives and livelihoods of many Tanzanians.   Dryland communities have been and are set to be among the worst affected. These people are heavily dependent upon fragile ecosystem services for their livelihoods. But those services—from nutrient cycling; flood regulation and biodiversity to water; food and fibre, are under threat from a variety sources such as urban expansion and unsustainable farming settlements. Climate change is now aggravating these challenges. But Climate Change can be also a primary boost to development. “Combating climate change and helping communities to adapt to its impacts represents an opportunity for new and more sustainable investments. It can also contribute to improved livelihoods, fighting poverty and enhance economic resilience among dryland communities,” says Dr Emma Liwenga, from the Pathways to Resilience In Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) Programme of Eastern African . A programme for sustainability As it written in its website « Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) is a five-year, multi-country research project that generates new knowledge about how economic development in semi-arid regions can be made more equitable and resilient to climate change. » Among other things, the eastern african programme seeks to raise the economic potential within the dryland areas. The dryland communities can take opportunites to invest for their own development.   Most of the arid and semi-arid areas of Tanzania have land, suitable for small-scale farming. « Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, » noted the PRISE website. The country have abundant water . Communities can engage in beekeeping, small-scale mining and sunflower oil production. However the potential for economic development has not been fully utilized due to limited investments. « Investing in the beef value chain » There is a need to establish a tripartite relationship between government, investors and inhabitants of the drylands. It would raise funding to these areas and ensure economic resilience of the communities. At the same time, it will guarantee returns to investments. Many dryland inhabitants are pastoralists, sedentary or nomadic, or agro-pastoralists. For many years, they have lived with variable rainfall and frequent droughts using a range of local strategies...

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