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.