On 4-6 September, Nairobi, Kenya played host to the first-ever Africa Climate Summit, which concluded with the release of the African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change and Call to Action. We had a team of delegates from all over Africa attend the event throughout the week to represent the voice of civil society.
Co-hosted by the Government of Kenya and the African Union Commission in Nairobi, Kenya from September 4th to 6th, the Africa Climate Summit is organized in parallel with the African Climate Week. So, let’s delve into the reasons why this summit is more than just another gathering of leaders.
The People of Owukpa community in Ogbadigbo Local Government of Benue State have been affected by activities of mining that commenced some years ago. Though the mining activities have stopped, the community inhabitants have been affected by the residues of coal that have been deposited around the community.
In light of the Climate Emergency Day, Renewable Energy Coalition (REC) members in Benin and several groups across the region joined forces to call for a fossil free Africa and deployment of renewable energy before it’s too late.
Ghana is embracing a renewable energy revolution that is poised to transform the nation’s energy landscape. With a resolute commitment to achieving 10% renewable energy in its power generation mix, Ghana is charting a course toward a sustainable and prosperous future. At the forefront of this ambitious endeavor is the Renewable Energy for Communities Coalition (RE4CC).
In a concerted effort to combat climate change and reduce Ghana’s carbon emissions, 350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon (G-ROC) has taken a proactive approach by empowering and mobilizing youth groups across the country.