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Africa Carbon Forum 18 - 22 March, 2019

The 11th 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 2019

  • 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 Forum?

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 2019 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:

2008, ACF 1 - 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.

2010, 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

2011, ACF 3 - Marrakech, Morocco - Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Marrakech Accords which kicked off the implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

2012, ACF 4 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2013, ACF 5 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

2014, ACF 6 - Windhoek, Namibia

2015, ACF 7 - Marrakech, Morocco

2016, ACF 8 - Kigali, Rwanda

2017, ACF 9 - Cotonou, Benin

2018, ACF 10 - Nairobi, Kenya


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, Zimbabwe.


 Cape Verde  CA Republic  Chad  Côte d’Ivore  Comoros  DR Congo  Djibouti
 Egypt  Equatorial Guinea  Eritrea  Ethiopia  Gabon  Gambia  Ghana
 Guinea-Bissau  Guinea  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  Zimbabwe  



The 11th 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.


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