The Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, will host the Climate Summit 2023, from September 4-8.
Africa Climate Week (ACW) is an annual event that brings together leaders from governments, businesses, international organizations, and civil society to explore ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the mounting fallout from the climate crisis.
One of four Regional Climate Weeks held this year, ACW 2023 builds momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai and the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake, designed to chart the way for fulfilling the Paris Agreement’s goals and provide region-focused contributions to inform the Global Stocktake.
Hosted by the Government of Kenya, discussion at the ACW 2023 will be organized into four systems-based tracks, each focusing on specific themes:
- Energy systems and industry
- Cities, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport
- Land, ocean, food and water
- Societies, health, livelihoods, and economies
ACW 2023 is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank, with the support of regional partners: African Union (AU) , ECA and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
ACW 2023 to be hosted by the Government of Kenya. During the ACS, African leaders will be called upon to make ambitious pledges and commitments, towards the adoption of a “Pledging and Commitment Framework”.
At the Africa Climate Summit, leaders will be called upon to make ambitious pledges and commitments. A comprehensive “Pledging and Commitment Framework” will be developed to guide these actions.
The active participation of several stakeholders is necessary to carry out climate action. The corporate sector, civil society, charitable institutions, and local communities all have important contributions to contribute, even while governments and multilateral institutions play a crucial role.
The private sector’s involvement is essential in raising the required funds, and philanthropies may help initiatives become less risky and foster innovation.