ClimDev-Africa partners - the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) - will host the African Pavilion during COP21/CMP11 in Paris from 30 November to 12 December 2015.
Side events and exhibitions
The Africa Pavilion’s side events will address critical themes and fundamental questions central to the climate change negotiation process, as well as the most pressing climate-related issues in relation to Africa’s development agenda. Covering diverse themes from climate-smart agriculture to energy access, REDD+ to climate finance, the side events will provide a platform to share knowledge and experience from a uniquely African perspective. By providing a unique networking hub for researchers and policymakers, scientists and civil society, the Africa Pavilion will add important momentum to the official negotiations.
Side events will include Africa Day, Energy Day as well as sessions hosted by representatives from ClimDev-Africa initiatives including the Young African Lawyers Programme and the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform. The pavilion will also host a number of exhibitions in the form of posters, videos and slide presentations.
Scaling-up debate from CCDA-V and ACTS
ClimDev-Africa’s flagship events held in the lead-up to COP21 - The Fifth Climate Change for Development in Africa (CCDA-V) and Africa Climate Talks (ACTs) - provided unique platforms for reviewing the progress of past negotiations, anticipating the outcomes of COP21 and exploring approaches for how Africa can be most effective in influencing the Paris agreement. The Africa Pavilion will provide an essential space to scale-up these solution-focused debates on the biggest climate change issues facing Africa.