Africa Discusses Climate Solutions on Road to COP27

Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2022 is being held this week in Gabon, the last of three regional climate weeks coordinated this year by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ahead of the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November. At the opening ceremony, Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba was joined by ministers and delegates from 42 countries from across Africa and officials from key UN and multilateral agencies. “As one of the last major climate events before COP27, Africa Climate Week can bring us together to walk down the road to COP27 with unity of purpose and resolve for a better future. I urge you to take this opportunity to work on innovative, concrete and sustainable solutions and give African nations the means to fight climate change successfully,” said Ondimba. Gabon has published its second Nationally Determined Contribution, which commits the country to remain carbon neutral up to and beyond 2050. Last year, it became the first African country to receive payment for reducing emissions by protecting its forests.

 

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