Ministerial meeting precedes opening of African Climate Summit

The opening of the first African Climate Summit and African Climate Week in Nairobi, Kenya, is being marked by a ministerial plenary session taking place this Monday (Sept 04).

The high-level ceremony of the African Climate Summit, set for Tuesday, joins heads of State and Government and representatives of the African Union (AU).

Angolan Vice President Esperança da Costa is already in Nairobi to join other leaders at the event.

At the opening plenary of the ministerial segment, Angola is being represented by a multi-sector delegation, which includes representatives from the Nations Offices in Nairobi, the African Union and UNECA- Economic Commission of United Nations for Africa.

The group will discuss, among others, issues linked to the expansion of high-impact climate financing in Africa, within the framework of carbon markets for the Southern Hemisphere.

The session will also address the investment opportunities for the transformation of the continent’s food systems, taking into account the cradle continent potential in terms of minerals, production and trade.

The agenda also feature matters like the acceleration of investments in the water sector resilient to climate change, an aspect that could lead to investment pacts for climate adaptation.

The early warning system, in the context of climate, peace, security and mobility, is also part of the agenda of this day’s ministerial plenary.

Interference diagnosis with youth in Africa is also on the priority agenda.

Under the theme “Driving green growth and climate finance solutions for Africa and the world”, the Forum will also focus on showcasing innovative green growth and climate finance solutions in Africa and the world.

However, representatives from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the World Bank (WB), regional and global partners of this Summit, respectively, join the group.

Source: Angola Press News Agency