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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.

The 2030 Agenda calls for integrated and transformative policies to tackle development challenges. The promotion of more and better jobs is a central element that cuts across many of the Sustainable Development Goals with SDG 8 at its core.

A side event during the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4) highlighted the global challenge of marine plastic litter and microplastics. UNEA4 was convened from 11 to 15 March 2019, under the theme; “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production.”

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