Africa Carbon Forum - 2016
28 - 30 June, 2016
The 8th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF)
offers a comprehensive programme for project developers and policymakers
on the latest investment, finance and development opportunities relating
to climate change.
Reasons to participate in ACF 2016
Opportunities for Africa in a post-Paris global landscape
Nationally Determined Contributions to climate change action: policy options and opportunities for transformational development in the region
Innovative projects and programs and investment opportunities for climate resilient development
Sources of climate finance and how to access them, including market-based approaches for sustainable development
Results-based financing: rewarding real action on climate change
Cooperative initiatives under the Nairobi Framework Partnership
Who should attend the Africa Carbon
Climate Change Focal Points, Project developers, policymakers, representatives from financial institutions, DNAs, private sector representatives, NGO's, Multilateral agencies, the media and all professionals interested in knowing more of the latest investment, finance and development opportunities relating to climate change.
Why an Africa Carbon Forum?
In November 2006, the United Nations Secretary General launched the Nairobi Framework with the aim to help developing countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa, to improve their level of participation in the clean development mechanism (CDM). Since then, Africa’s interest and involvement in the Clean Development Mechanism has grown, and with it so has the number of projects in Africa.
In December 2015, the international community achieved a resounding success crafting a new, universal climate change agreement at the COP21 in Paris. The Paris Agreement, along with all the financial pledges, investor’s guidelines, actions and initiatives announced during COP21, sets out a clear signal and framework for scaled up climate action, which now needs to be implemented.
The present moment marks the start of a new era for the Nairobi Framework and the Africa region as a whole, one that holds great challenges but also exciting, transformational opportunities driven by ambitious national action and increased international cooperation in the areas of finance, market-driven development approaches, technology transfer and capacity-building. The Nairobi Framework aims to capitalize on these opportunities by maximizing efficiency in the provision of support to developing countries in implementing their NDCs in the areas of climate finance technology transfer and capacity building for mitigation, through creation of an enabling environment at national level, regulatory mechanisms and carbon markets, including the CDM.
Under the overarching mandate of the Nairobi Framework, the ACF 2016 will provide a momentous opportunity and platform for African policymakers and practitioners to discuss the latest developments related to climate change policy, carbon markets and finance; share knowledge on innovative solutions in the context of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other strategies; and to explore possibilities for collaboration on regional and global climate change initiatives.
The following timeline tells the story of Nairobi Framework’s evolution over the years to the present date:
- Dakar, Senegal - In an effort to build growing interest on the CDM in
Africa, the Nairobi Framework partners: the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP), the UNFCCC secretariat, the International Emissions
Trading Association (IETA) and the World Bank (WB) along with the World
Bank Institute organized the first Africa Carbon Forum in Senegal.
ACF 2 - Nairobi, Kenya - The United
Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the African Development
Bank (AfDB) joined the Nairobi Framework
ACF 3 - Marrakech, Morocco -
Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Marrakech Accords which kicked
off the implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
ACF 4 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ACF 5 - Abidjan, Côte
ACF 6 - Windhoek, Namibia
ACF 7 - Marrakech, Morocco
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Bostwana,
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape
Verde, Central African Republic, Chad,
Comoros, Côte d’Ivore, Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt,
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco,
Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria,
Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Saint Helena,
São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South
Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia,