Webinar - Towards just transition in Africa - Online (6 October)
Global climate policies towards a 'just transition' under the Paris Agreement should align with and support African states' national sustainable development priorities - in particular, the need for decent and fair job creation, as well as resilient and sustainable land, environment, and ecosystem management policies. They must also be cognizant of African nations' urgent requirements for sustainable and accessible energy to underpin economic development. Achieving green growth requires innovative and more accessible financing models, especially as wealthy nations' financial pledges have fallen short. It also requires clarity and cooperation to unlock investment in both renewable and transitional energy.
African countries face collective climate and employment-related challenges. However, policymaking often remains regionally siloed according to differing political, energy sector, and ecological realities. There is a need for transformational strategic thinking and context-specific action from African governments, civil society, businesses, and financiers, in their green financing demands and national implementation plans.
At this hybrid conference in Addis Ababa, speakers will take stock of policy efforts and preparations ahead of the 'African COP27' in November and discuss the key priorities for streamlining continental cooperation on policy approaches to just transition, job creation and green financing.
This event is the third in a series on Towards Just Transition: Connecting Green Financing and Sustainable Job Creation in Africa, supported by the Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator and in partnership with the UNDP and UNECA.
This event will be held in English and French with simultaneous interpretation.
This event will also be broadcast live on the Africa Programme's Facebook page.