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Africa Carbon Forum 20166

Kigali,  Rwanda, 28–30 June 2016

Promoting Cooperative Climate Action in Africa

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Press release

Come to Rwanda for the 8th Africa Carbon Forum to learn how to turn climate challenges into opportunities.

The international community achieved a resounding success crafting a new, universal climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015. The agreement marked the start of a historic new era for Africa – one that holds great challenges but also exciting, transformational opportunities driven by ambitious national action and increased international cooperation on policies and action for low-carbon development, climate finance, market-driven approaches, technology transfer and capacity-building.

Reasons to participate in ACF 2016

The event will cover:

  • Opportunities for Africa post-Paris
  • Nationally Determined Contributions to climate change action – policy options and opportunities for transformational development in Africa
  • Innovative projects, programmes and investment opportunities for low-carbon and climate-resilient development, such as the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative and Africa Initiative on Adaptation, Loss and Damage
  • Sources of climate finance and how to access them, including market-based approaches for sustainable development
  • Results-based financing – rewarding real action on climate change
  • Training opportunities on minigrids and other Low Emission Development Strategies
  • Efforts to increase demand for carbon credits generated by the Clean Development Mechanism
  • Cooperative initiatives under the Nairobi Framework Partnership

. . . and much more!

Who should attend?

ACF 2016 features a comprehensive programme of plenary sessions, technical sessions, solutions-focused dialogues and in-depth training sessions specific to the needs of project developers, financiers and policymakers. This free event offers an invaluable mix of information and diverse networking opportunities.

Network building

The Africa Carbon Forum has a proven record connecting African policymakers and practitioners, investors, local project developers and carbon market players. They come together to share the latest knowledge and opportunities for collaboration on regional and global climate change initiatives. For progressive African policymakers, this annual forum is a “must?attend” event, critical for keeping up to date with climate finance and market- and policy-based approaches to incentivize development.

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Join us in Kigali to learn, share and connect at ACF 2016