“Climate Change Adaptation Project Developers Forum”
Our climate is fast deteriorating at an alarming rate. This is partly due to human activities and the lack of political-will on the part of state authorities to institute laws, rules and regulation and enforce existing ones targeting individuals and multinational corporations whose activities contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions.
In the last two decades alone, state and non-states actors have increased efforts to address these climate concerns. The United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and entered into force on 21 March 1994, was set up to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. The Paris Agreement signed in 2016, is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance.
In spite of these international conventions, the fight against climate change is far from achieving. In one critical respect, however, we need more progress and that is making the private sector a partner in helping nations build resilience and adapt to climate change. We have seen the surge in investors divesting from fossil fuel and invest in climate solutions. Commitments so far include 1,040 organizations, 59, 524 individuals and $8 trillion combined assets.
In Africa and most countries in the world, the private sector is the engine of growth. This presents an historic opportunity for the private sector to capitalize on this transition to increase growth, create jobs and support government efforts to meet their climate promise.
In the light of the above, we are inviting entrepreneurs and the private sector to join the PACC Policy Climate Change Adaptation Project Developers Forum.
Our objectives are:
* Identify and encourage SMEs to venture into innovative climate solutions projects.
* Provide assistance and support SMEs project developers to develop bankable project that will attract funding sources
* Connect SMEs project developers with the investor community
To join, complete the membership subscription form.
We will get back to you within five working days on the next steps.
PACC Consulting, a project of:
Pan African Centre for Climate (PACC) Policy