Climate change actors gathered in Accra, Ghana for the Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2019 to seek ways to forge ahead in mitigating against and adapting to the impacts of a changing global climate. ACW took place at the Accra International Center from 18 – 22 March 2019, and brought together diverse actors from the public and private sectors. Participants focused on how engagement between stakeholders can further strengthen key sectors in Africa, including energy, agriculture, and human settlements. The event showcased the role of future carbon markets to enhance climate action towards the goal of sustainable development, and seek to facilitate implementation of countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and SDG 13 (Climate Action), among other Goals.
Africa Climate Week with its many activities gave room for capacity building, experience sharing, lesson learning, and networking, which can open up new opportunities to address climate change crises in Africa. But, the big question is, how can we access this opportunity?