Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Brainstorming workshop on the access of local and regional governments in Africa to Climate Finance

RABAT, Morocco, April 5, 2017/ -- The Pan-African organization United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGA.org), shall organize on 7th April , 2017 in Rabat (Morocco), a workshop on access of local authorities of Africa to climate finance.
African cities called for the creation of a dedicated desk for Local Governments within the Green Climate Fund during COP 22. They expressed the hope that a capacity-building program would be set up to make them eligible for the Green Climate Fund and other climate finance instruments. African cities also proposed that UCLG Africa should be recognized as an implementing agency for the Green Climate Fund.

The workshop will be an opportunity to provide concrete ideas for implementing these recommendations for their presentation during COP23 in June at Bonn (Germany).

Will take part in the meeting:

    ° The President of the African Group of Negotiators on climate change;
    • The representatives of the Environment Ministry of Morocco, acting Chairman of COP;
    • The representatives of the Interior Ministry of Morocco which supported the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders held as part of COP22 at Marrakesh in November 2016;
    • The representatives of the University of Marrakech that has scientifically supported the work of the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders, held at Marrakesh;
   • The representatives of the Moroccan Communal Equipment Fund (FEC);
    • The representatives of two associations that are active in the issue of climate finance (ENERGIES 2050 and Association 4D [« Dossiers et Débat sur le Développement Durable »]);
    • The representatives of the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency);
    • The Representatives of UCLG Africa.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).

For more information, please contact:
Gaëlle Yomi
+ 212 610 56 71 45
GYomi@UCLGA.org 

SOURCE
United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).
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