Climate change is intrinsically connected to economic growth and development across Africa. Despite African countries are projected to experience clear detrimental macroeconomic consequences from climate change, the continent has significant potentials to pursue a climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathway. Several African countries are already demonstrating leadership in responding to climate change amidst challenges of limited capacity and technology, and lack of finance. With more resources, Africa could do more. The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 provides a greater impetus for the global community to support actions to address climate change. However, it is pertinent to commence the implementation of the Agreement, and Africa has to seize the moment by exploring opportunities in implementing innovative solutions to these challenges. In line with the theme of the AMs, this event will address core sectoral questions of how to tackle climate change while ensuring that universal access to energy can be achieved through climate resilient and low-carbon pathway. Climate change is a key issue in the delivery of the AfDB's High Fives, as it presents short and long term sustainability challenges and opportunities on the delivery of these priorities. The event will be an avenue for partners to examine opportunities and make commitments towards coherent approach in supporting the continent to build its adaptive capacity.
Moderator : Mr. Wallace Kantai, Nation Media Group. Panelists: Anthony Nyong, AfDB Group Compliance and Safeguards Division Manager; Mr. Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, Global Environment Facility; Mr. Mohamed Beavogui, Director General, Africa Risk Capacity; Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UNECA; Mr. Marco Lambertini, DG-WWF; H.E. Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice; Ms. Rachel Kyte, CEO Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative; Ms. Caroline Kende-Robb, Africa Progress Panel Executive Director
In the video below, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)'s Carlos Lopes reminded a panel during the last African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meeting Read more »