This year’s annual UN climate conference, COP25 in Madrid, became the longest on record when it concluded after lunch on Sunday, following more than two weeks of tense negotiations. It had been scheduled to wrap up on Friday December 13, 2019. Delegates from nearly 200 countries struggled to reach agreement on key issues on the framework underpinning the Paris Agreement.
Over fourty participants from across Africa attended a Civil society policy dialogue meeting prior to the seventeenth regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) organized by the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and OXFAM, that took place from 11 to 15 November 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
On November 30, 2019, the East African Community (EAC) will be celebrating 20 years of existence. It will mark the day when three heads of state of the Republic of Uganda, the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania, put pen to paper to sign the treaty reviving the EAC. This was at Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium in Arusha, Tanzania.
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are actions that Parties to the Paris Agreement (PA) plan to undertake to address climate change. A Party’s “contribution” to address climate change is “nationally determined” according to its national circumstances and priorities.
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On September 27, 2019, The Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organisation (TaTEDO) organised a civil society coalition meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that was attended by 21
Today JEEP, UCSD and INFORSE East Africa have released the attached Press statement: 'Uganda should scale up energy efficiency to secure Sustainable Energy for All and to increase local climate action', at the start (today) of the Uganda Energy and Minerals Week 2019 and also as a contribution to the on going UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
Green Political Parties have called upon the East African Partner States to declare a climate emergency in the region. This was contained in a press statement titled: Petition for Climate Emergency Declaration and Electoral Reforms in East Africa’ issued August 31, 2019 in Nairobi.
Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP), SusWatch Kenya,TaTEDO and UCSD who are also members of the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE-East Africa), have launched a three-
year project (2019 – 2022) to promote sustainable energy and climate action in East Africa.
The Bonn Climate Change Conference (held June 17-27 June) was expected to advance work on several issues to facilitate implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement, due for completion at the Santiago Climate Change Conference in December 2019.
The fiftieth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will take place in Bonn from Monday 17 to Thursday 27 June 2019. According to Paul Watkinson - Chair of the SBSTA, despite the outputs of the many technical meetings held since 1995, the fact is that we remain far from stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.