When world leaders from 175 countries gathered at United Nations Headquarters for the official signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change. PHOTO/UN
By ECO REPORTER
The Pan-African organization United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is set to hold a conference to discuss issues revolving around climate finance on the continent.
The conference on access of local authorities of Africa to climate finance is set to be held on April 7, 2017 in Rabat, Morocco.
African cities called for the creation of a dedicated desk for Local Governments within the Green Climate Fund during COP 22. They expressed the hope that a capacity-building program would be set up to make them eligible for the Green Climate Fund and other climate finance instruments. African cities also proposed that UCLG Africa should be recognized as an implementing agency for the Green Climate Fund.
The workshop will be an opportunity to provide concrete ideas for implementing these recommendations for their presentation during COP23 in June at Bonn (Germany).
Those who will take part in the meeting:
- The President of the African Group of Negotiators on climate change;
- The representatives of the Environment Ministry of Morocco, acting Chairman of COP;
- The representatives of the Interior Ministry of Morocco which supported the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders held as part of COP22 at Marrakesh in November 2016;
- The representatives of the University of Marrakech that has scientifically supported the work of the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders, held at Marrakesh;
- The representatives of the Moroccan Communal Equipment Fund (FEC);
- The representatives of two associations that are active in the issue of climate finance (ENERGIES 2050 and Association 4D [« Dossiers et Débat sur le Développement Durable »]);
- The representatives of the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency);
- The Representatives of UCLG Africa.
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