Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, will participate at Africa Climate Summit (ACS) and Africa Climate Week (ACW) hosted by the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 4 to 8 September.
ACS will be held from 4 to 6 September on the sidelines of Africa Climate Week, the summit will discuss ways to mobilize finance for climate action in Africa with the aim of overcoming current financing challenges.
The summit aims to develop an agenda for green growth in Africa while emphasizing the integration between climate action and economic growth and refuting claims of contradiction between them.
Africa Climate Week is one of four major regional events held in 2023 to pave the way for the success of the COP28 that will take place in Dubai at the end of the year. ACW is a platform that brings together decision makers and various actors, foremost of which is the private sector and civil society, with the aim of stimulating African climate action.
ACW discusses several themes for climate action, including energy and industry, cities, infrastructure and transport, the protection and sustainability of land, oceans, food and water, societies, public health, livelihoods and economies. The discussions aim to hold climate action actors accountable before announcing the results of the first global stocktake during COP28.
ACS and ACW are scheduled to witness an official high-level participation of African leaders and ministers, officials of the African Union and the African Development Bank, representatives of the UN development and environment programs, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Bank and other regional and international organizations.