Rwanda Chosen for Africa Climate Talks
Rwanda has been selected to host the 8th Africa Carbon Forum, a continental meeting organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.
According to an official release, this is in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa Low Emission Development Partnership and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).
“It’s a privilege for Rwanda to host this important meeting. It is a chance to share our experience in low carbon development with the continent and we will do our best to make it very successful,” Eng. Coletha Ruhamya, the Deputy Director General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority said at the signing of the agreement. The UNFCCC Secretariat is located in Bonn, Germany.
The meeting will convene in Kigali from June 28 to June 30, 2016 and will bring together over 600 climate change experts, carbon market players, policymakers and project developers from across Africa.
The conference will discuss innovative projects, programmes and investment opportunities for low carbon and climate resilient development in Africa, such as the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative and Africa Initiative on Adaptation, Loss and Damage. The gathering will also discuss the sources of climate finance and how to access them, among other climate change related topics.