The Africa Climate Week (ACW) is the premier annual regional climate event, which seeks to promote climate action in Africa including mobilizing support for the implementation of country Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the successful 2018 ACW hosted in Kenya, the 2019 ACW is the first major climate event after the COP 24 agreement on “Katowice Climate Package” (or the Paris Rule Book). It is the right platform, ahead of the 2020 deadline, to raise national climate ambitions at a continental level. The theme of ACW 2019 is, “Climate Action in Africa – A Race We Can Win”, which is aligned with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit this September to spur global leaders to pledge stronger commitments to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience.
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