Waiting for miracles ?

What is at stake?

Years of carrying the burden for a problem that Africa hasn’t created. Countless promises with minimum results. Now that the COP27 will be held on the African ground. It is time to join forces, to organize, to prepare. Stay part of the conversation at the AfriCOP27. The upcoming Conference of Parties, COP, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt is the next occasion to find common ground for the key political issue of the 21st Century on climate. On September 1st, 2022, FES Madagascar is organizing the AfriCOP27, a continental conference focusing on Africa’s perspective ahead of the upcoming COP. This conference allows African specialists on climate change to unite, discuss and recommend measures that strenghten solidarity between African Nations ahead of what we assume will be challenging negotiations with international partners in Egypt. We aim at making COP27 a real African COP, a COP that will be remembered as the world’s conference that opened the next chapter in international relations.

This Year at COP, Africa will be a major focus.

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Agenda: September 1st, 2022

September 1, 2022 11:00 UTC+3

Welcome message

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September 1, 2022 11:20 UTC+3

Panel 1 : Climate finance. Talk is cheap.

With the adoption of the Paris agreement, the developed world promised to provide $100 billion to help the poorer and more vulnerable countries to face the consequences of climate change. It is still just a promise. Not enough funds have been mobilized and the existing climate funds are difficult to access.
With the urgency of the fight against climate change, Africa demands that the rich countries turn their words into action and meet their climate finance commitments.
Climate finance will be a central theme of negotiations at the COP27.

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September 1, 2022 12:20 UTC+3

Panel 2 : Adaptation, the overlooked priority.

Despite the adaptation efforts made in Africa, the gap between what should be done and what has been done remains. Inadequate funding for adaptation is witnessed. Africa will need significant amounts of financing to adapt to the impact of climate change and extreme weather patterns, but most of the existing climate finance is going to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and, therefore, to the more polluting middle income countries, as opposed to the poorest and most vulnerable nations.
A more adequate pattern for adaptation is needed to answer the needs of the African continent.

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September 1, 2022 13:20 UTC+3

Panel 3 : Loss and Damage, Africa’s special needs.

With the consecration of the dialogue on loss and damage with the Glasgow agreement at COP 26, what are the implications for Africa and what are its interests in this discussion?
As the material and human damages are already visible on the continent, a commitment on loss and damage would be an important support for the vulnerable and most threatened countries.

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September 1, 2022 14:20 UTC+3

Outlook to the next conferences.

September 1, 2022 14:30 UTC+3

Closing remarks

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