Climate Commissions of Congo Basin & Sahel: 24 African countries meet in Casablanca
Twenty-four African countries, member of the Congo Basin and Sahel Climate Commissions are gathered in Casablanca for an exchange and capacity building session, held at the initiative of the Climate Change Competence Center (4C Morocco), in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The session, to run till dec.9, features two workshops focusing on the integration of climate change into local planning and on access to finance and project structuring.
The outcomes of the recently concluded COP27 in Egypt, water stress and vulnerability of water resources, resilient and climate-sensitive agriculture, biodiversity in urban areas and national and international climate finance options are on the menu of this exchange session, which will conclude with a visit to the eco-city of Zenata on Friday, December 9.
The two Commissions, set up during the Summit of Heads of State and Government for continental co-emergence, held at the initiative of King Mohammed VI at COP22 in Marrakech, and supported technically and financially by Morocco through 4C Morocco, were the subject of two very high-level meetings at COP27 held recently in Egypt. One was chaired by Princess Lalla Hasnaa, the other by seven African Heads of State.
During these meetings, Morocco reiterated its commitment to the two commissions.