Kenya was privileged to host the 10th Africa Carbon Forum from 9th to 13th April 2018 which is also serving as the 1st Climate Action Week. The event is being held at UN Gigiri Complex.
The theme for this year’s forum, “Climate Action for Sustainable Development: Driving Change in Africa.”
NEMA Director General, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu following the proceedings of the Africa Carbon Forum opening ceremony among other participants [PHOTO: D. KAHUTHU/NEMA]
This is an annual event held in the African Continent that draws members from government, private sector and non-state actors with the objective of acting as a carbon fare, capacity building forum and an exhibition event.
The 1st Carbon Forum was held in Nairobi in 2009 and NEMA served as the host organizer since we serve as the Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other partner members under Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP) were the joint organizers of the Africa Carbon Forum (ACF). The event was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
CS Environment and Forestry, Mr. Keriako Tobiko when he visited NEMA stand accompanied by NEMA DG, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu. They were received by the NEMA’s Anne Gateru and Eunice Kibunga during the forum [PHOTO: COURTESY]
The High-level ministerial delegation during the Carbon Forum at UNEP [PHOTO: A. MWANGI/NEMA]
The forum brought together over 600 climate change experts, carbon market players, policy makers and project developers from across Africa. Participants had an opportunity to tap knowledge from these experts during the week-long forum.
Some of the high-level ministerial delegation included CS Environment and Forestry, Mr. Keriako Tobiko; Executive Secretary UNFCC, Patricia Espinosa; Executive Director, UN-Habitat, Maimunah Mohd; Tomasz Chruszczow, High level Champion for COP 24, Poland and Erik Solheim, Executive Director UN Environment.