Africa Climate Week 2021

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Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW 2021) is scheduled for the 26th to 29th September and will be hosted by the Government of Uganda. The event will bring together governments, private sector leaders and civil society to engage in solution-oriented dialogues and showcase climate action.   

Virtual participation in the event will be possible from anywhere in the world. Stakeholders working on climate action in Africa can register to attend on the ACW 2021 platform

The ACW 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. These sessions focus on priorities identified earlier in the year at the Virtual Regional Roundtables and the outcomes will be carried forward to the Ministerial Sessions later this year. This is an opportunity for regional stakeholders to have their voice heard and contribute to COP 26. 

Each track focuses on one theme and runs for four hours each day of the event. The three tracks of Africa Climate Week 2021 are: 

  • National actions and economy-wide approaches – led by the World Bank 
  • Integrated approaches for climate-resilient development – led by UNDP 
  • Seizing transformation opportunities – led by UNEP 

Speaking on behalf of the host nation Uganda to the UN, Sam Cheptoris, Minister of Water and Environment: “Uganda is already feeling the impacts from climate change. From extreme drought to extreme flooding, the threat is growing in Africa. For governments, regional stakeholders and civil society to collaborate on our common challenge, we need to act now and act together. Climate action is a path to a better future for Africa and for the world.”