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GCCA Intra-ACP Programme
ACP Consultative meeting in preparation
of the UNFCCC COP20
28th October, 2014
ACP House, Brussels
Dr. George Wamukoya, OGW
Climate Advisor
COMESA Secretariat
An initiative of the ACP Group of States funded by the European Union
Outline
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Introduction
Adaptation
Mitigation
2015 International Climate Change Agreement
Means of Implementation
 Finance
 Technology development and transfer
 Capacity building
• Way Forward
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Introduction
• African leadership recognizes that climate change is one
of the greatest challenges that must be addressed.
• Most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate
change, yet contributed the least of GHG emissions
• The 2oC goal risks warming of over 3oC across the
continent representing extremely dangerous warming! –
threatens sustainable development.
• Science confirms these fears as evidenced by the
findings of the Fifth Assessment report of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Adaptation
• Adaptation is an essential and growing priority in all
actions urgent need for immediate, sustainable,
predictable and adequate support for adaptation efforts.
• Adaptation goal in the Paris agreement is key.
• Agriculture is of paramount importance in Africa’s
adaptation efforts.
• Increased variability and uncertainty make ever more
necessary the establishment of risk management
strategies to address every type of risk, whether climate,
animal or plant diseases or even economic.
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Mitigation
• Africa is ready to contribute to mitigation efforts through
NAMAs and INDCs in such sectors as energy, forests,
waste management, industry etc.
• Forward-looking low carbon/green growth strategies are
key to addressing the multitude of CC impacts and
stimulate economic growth and development, with lowregret options and built-in flexibility.
• Sustained support of finance, technology development
and transfer and capacity building is necessary.
• Developed countries need to raise mitigation ambition –
current pledges are way below what science demands.
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2015 International Climate Change
Agreement
• All countries must aim to deliver the 2015 Agreement in
Paris under the Convention – universal application and
legally binding.
• The 2015 agreement should reinforce a multilateral rules
based climate regime that responds to science and
fairness – right to development
• The 2015 Agreement must strike a balance between
adaptation and mitigation.
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Means of Implementation
• To build momentum to address climate change,
Africa needs:
Sustained
support
finance,
technology
development and transfer and capacity building.
$15 billion annually (adaptation) and between
$510- 650 billion (mitigation) by 2020.
Support elaboration of INDCs, including NAMAs
for submission in the first quarter of 2015 as
agreed in Warsaw last year.
Capitalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
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The Way Forwad
Africa stands ready to partner with the EU
and the rest of the international community
to deliver the 2015 International Climate
Change Agreement!
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Thank You
Contact details:
[email protected]