Register/website: Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII)
Description: In response to the current and future impacts of climate change, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) as the new global climate governance framework to limit the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2oC above pre-industrial levels. With the signing of the Paris Agreement, INDCs transitioned to nationally determined contributions (NDCs) upon which the global climate actions will be built after 2020. As of June 2018, out of 54 African countries signatories to the Paris Agreement, 44 countries have submitted their NDCs to the UNFCCC.
The seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII) will gather stakeholders to interrogate Africa’s NDCs and define actionable climate interventions. The conference builds on the CCDA-VI, which focused on understanding the implementation implications, challenges and opportunities of the Paris Agreement in the context of Africa’s development priorities prior to the Paris Agreement coming into force on 4th of November 2016.