Abidjan, 2 September 2023 (TDI): The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), together with the UN Climate Change, the Kenyan Government, and other significant stakeholders, is taking part in the pivotal Africa Climate Summit 2023.
The event will take place from 4 to 6 September at the Kenyatta International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
Akinwumi A. Adesina, the President of the AfDB Group, will also lead a delegation to the Summit and co-host some important events during the Summit.
— African Development Bank Group (@AfDB_Group) September 1, 2023
The summit is designed to progress from the achievements and plans laid out during the COP27 conference in Sharm-el-Sheikh the previous year.
It will address the unresolved issues from the Sharm El Sheikh Implementation Plan, fostering global community trust and producing tangible results.
The event will coincide with the 2023 African Climate Week, creating a holistic approach to tackling Africa’s climate challenges.
The AfDB Group will co-host multiple events throughout the three-day summit and feature a booth at the Africa Climate Exhibition.
This booth will highlight the Bank Group’s climate initiatives across Africa, offering participants from both the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week an opportunity to discover and implement effective climate change solutions.
Africa Climate Week
The government of Kenya is set to host the Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2023 from September 4-8 in Nairobi.
This significant event will run concurrently with the Africa Climate Summit from September 4-6. The ACW 2023 is a crucial platform for discussing climate solutions ahead of the COP28 conference.
The first global stocktake will conclude at COP28 in the UAE in December this year. This stocktake presents a unique opportunity to call for decisive change and urgently respond to the need to accelerate progress.
The ACW 2023, along with all other Regional Climate Weeks, serve as arenas for key stakeholders such as policymakers, practitioners, businesses, and civil society to share thoughts on climate solutions, identify obstacles that need addressing, and recognize opportunities seized in various regions.
The dialogues will be structured around four primary system-based themes, offering contributions focused on specific regions to guide the global stocktake.
Global partners, including the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, UN Climate Change, and the World Bank Group, support the event. Regional partners include the African Union (AU), ECA, and the African Development Bank (AFDB).