(Xinhua) -- Kenya will in April host the
inaugural Africa Climate Week to explore new mechanisms
to revitalize the continent’s green agenda, organizers
said on Monday.
The United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which will
organize the five-day event said it will inject vitality
into Africa’s quest for low-carbon development.
“To meet the goals of the Paris
Agreement, we need to scale up global climate action
and ambition across sectors, public and private,”
said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the
“Africa Climate Week can be an
important means to drive that action and ambition,”
Delegates representing governments,
corporations, academia and civil society will
participate in the summit that will be held against a
backdrop of global efforts to cut down on greenhouse gas
emissions that are to blame for global warming.
Organizers said the first climate week
to be held on the African soil will rally stakeholders
to support market-based approaches to reduce carbon
emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement of