Ministerial Roundtable Discussion: Financing Climate and Clean Air Action for Development

Best Western Meridian Hotel

By invitation only

The CCAC in partnership with the AMCEN Secretariat will host a Ministerial breakfast during Africa Climate Week in Nairobi. 

Building on the Ministerial Breakfast held at the nineteenth ordinary session of AMCEN, at which there was a clear call from Member States for regional cooperation on climate and clean air, and a desire to focus on turning emissions reductions challenges into opportunities for Africa, this breakfast will discuss specific opportunities for collaboration, and identify strategies to catalyse finance for implementation. The outcomes of this event will inform how international bodies like the CCAC can best support countries to achieve climate and clean air goals.

Today, countries across Africa have included methane assessments and/or targets in updated NDCs, and 40 African countries have signed onto the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) with Nigeria currently serving as a GMP Champion for Africa. Moreover, more than 20 countries in Africa are in the process of developing or have completed National Methane Roadmaps supported by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and its Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP) in order to identify priority mitigation measures in agriculture, waste, and fossil fuels, to assess the co-benefits of action, and to identify implementation pathways and costs. Many other partners in Africa including Morocco, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo have finalized National SLCP Plans to reduce methane alongside black carbon and HFCs. 

The discussions during this ministerial breakfast will also build on the Report of the Ministerial Segment of the Resumed Eighteenth Session of AMCEN, in which ministers committed to Decision 18/1(b): Towards phasing out open burning of waste in Africa, committing to “urge Member States to strengthen the monitoring and assessment of the state of atmospheric pollution in Africa, particularly of methane and black carbon emissions, and its associated impacts on health and the environment,” and to “request development partners, including the African Development Bank, the Resilience and Sustainable Trust of the International Monetary Fund and the Green Climate Fund, to support Africa countries to reduce methane and black carbon emission associated with waste with a focus on reducing the open burning of waste.” This event seeks to highlight the collective but distinct challenges of mitigating methane from all priority sectors, from waste to agriculture and fossil fuels.