Seven East African Civil Society Organizations and Partners (the East African SusWatch Network, TaTEDO, SusWatch Kenya, Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development, INFORSE East Africa, SustainableEnergy, DaCCA Programme Partners) have raised policy recommendations to COP24, that highlight the importance of the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report and the Talanoa Dialogue in raising ambition for climate action in East Africa and globally, as well as finalizing the NDC guidelines and other rules needed to make the Paris agreement operational.
The Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–VII) took place from 10th to 12th October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya with a strong call for Africa to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to the next UN climate change talks (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. The theme of the event was Climate change and development in Africa: policies and actions for effective implementation of the Paris Agreement for resilient economies in Africa
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, is due to release its Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C on Monday 8 October, after meeting to consider and approve the report in Incheon, Republic of Korea, starting from Monday 1 October. Representatives of the IPCC’s 195 member governments will work with scientists from the IPCC from 1 to 5 October to finalize the Summary for Policymakers of the report.
Below is an overview of key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation of the two projects for which the Danish NGO, SustainableEnergy (SE), has received funding from the Danish government’s climate envelope through CISU:
1. Accelerating the Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy in West Africa (ACE), cooperating with CSO networks with the following focal points: ENDA Energie in Senegal, CEAS-Burkina in Burkina Faso and Mali Folkcenter Nyeeta in Mali. The project period runs from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.
On 10th of July 2018, the Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organization (TaTEDO) organized a national meeting for potential members of the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) in Dar es Salaam, that have worked through different sustainable energy and climate change interventions in Tanzania. The theme of the meeting was ‘to promote dialogue through INFORSE network in East Africa to disseminate and sustain efforts of promoting pro-poor sustainable energy, climate change and local low emission solutions.
First East African Civil Society Regional Meeting Raise issues for the Talanoa Dialogue ahead of the 2018 Global Climate Talks in Poland
Climate change related factors rank highly as major threats confronting the East African Community (EAC) region, though its CO2 emission estimates is only 4.7 million tons per year by 2030 (EAC Vision 2050). These factors include warmer weather, environmental degradation, food insecurity in the wider region, and diseases outbreaks
This third Policy Brief from SusWatch Kenya, TaTEDO and UCSD represents CSO viewpoints on the East African Community (EAC) Roadmap to implement the Paris Agreement, and the review process for the EAC Climate Framework. It provides policy recommendations on aspects of the EAC roadmap and the EAC Climate Change policy framework (under review), including the proposed EAC Climate Change Bill.
In Uganda areas of Mountain Elgon especially Bugisu Sub-region and downstream communities in Butaleja and Karamoja are flooding leading to displacement of thousands of people. The road infrastructure has been most affected with bridges washed away leading to marooning of many communities that are in need of food and shelter. In Bugisu area, more than 300 houses have been submerged leaving many homeless.