Who Are We?
We are a team of self-motivated climate solutions enthusiasts from diverse professional background with a strong affinity to advocate, preserve and conserve the African environment through systematic thinking while working in line with national policies and international framework on climate change.
At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The agreement, which is due to enter into force in 2020 sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The Pan African Centre for Climate Policy was formed based on the policy direction of COP21, which our team of experts believes strongly, is the best way to go. We also believe that the Paris agreement will be met only when strong networks and institutions such PCCP with individuals who have the expertise in climate issues and passion to drive the implementation of the Paris agreement through research and development, partnership, advocacy building and orientation, good governance, and social accountability.
To achieve for Africa a cleaner and safer environment.
To achieve by 2030 a drastic reduction of emission of greenhouse gases
To achieve for member countries an increased level of awareness on Climate Policies in line the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
To have by 2030 at least 100,000 trained climate change corps across member countries.
We believe in working with community-based organizations, government and non-governmental organisations, private practitioners, environmental rights groups and individual planners to prioritize and plan for adaptive measures and interventions within an international framework. Our integrated approach lies on the premise that climate change affects all sectors (health, tourism and development, gender and culture, housing, agro ecological, town and country planning). Given that nearly two thirds of those earning less than $1.25 a day in developing nations across Africa make a living from agriculture – an industry directly affected by climate change – rural communities will be one of our key focus for our social intervention initiatives.
We have an ambitious target to train over 5,000 young climate activists by the end of 2017. Our approach is to spread the word about the dangers of climate change and how collectively, individuals and groups can work together to address the key elements mentioned in the Paris agreement.
- Dialogue with community as stakeholders to raise their awareness for collective participation and promote environmental sustainability
- Set up an independent taskforce to monitor a country’s specific Paris Agreement initiatives through efforts of local partners and trained climate change activists
- Establish working relations and linkages with public and private institutions working on environmental and climate change projects
- Discuss regional policies on environment with focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Organize public events and campaigns to raise awareness and public support on environmental sustainability and climate change
- Work with women groups to empower them on resilience and adaptation against climate change
- Raise awareness on renewable energy policies as they relate to climate change and environment
- Encourage innovation in solar energy through research
- Establish climate change volunteer youth campus corps chapters in schools across Africa.
- Work with state institutions (legislative arm of governments) on the stated and agreed objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent dangerous levels of human interference with the climate system. • Work with farmers to tackle climate change by educating them on environmentally friendly methods of farming.