14 October 2011 Engaging with Africa on Climate Change
Historically, the European Union has been at the forefront of action to combat climate change – both politically, in promoting global dialogue, and strategically in introducing reforms to reduce its carbon footprint. The case for deeper dialogue and reflection with Africa - since its population is at most risk from climate change - has been continually emphasized in the international arena. The debate at the 2010 EU-Africa Summit underlined that the dialogue needed to go beyond development to touch upon issues of mutual interest on the international stage, including climate change.
A roundtable on responding to new policy realities - opportunities for climate cooperation with Africa
In this period running up to UN conference on climate change in Durban (COP17/CMP7), the roundtable presents an opportunity to examine Africa's position in the global debate, the relevance of EU relations with Africa and its response to the issues in the African context.
The debate will engage some 200 African and European participants in the climate debate, from government, international institutions, academia and civil society. It will revolve around two themes:
- the global issues which condition the EU-Africa relationship, and
- the EU and Africa agendas in response to climate change.
For more information, please contact: CLIMA-EU-AFRICA-ROUNDTABLE@ec.europa.eu
- Theme 1: Responding to new policy realities: Africa’s role and position in UN climate change negotiations [92 KB] - Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Africa Group in the UNFCCC
- Theme 1: Africa’s influence and role in the international climate negotiations EU-Africa relations [1.09 MB] - Jürgen Lefevere, DG CLIMA
- Theme 3: Climate Change and Natural Resource Management in Africa– land use, forestry and water challenges [176 KB] - Joachim von Braun, University of Bonn
- Theme 3: Climate Change and Natural Resource Management: Land-Use, Forestry and Water [300 KB] - Laurence Tubiana, Institute for Sustainable Develpement and International Relations (IDDRI)
- Theme 4: Energy for Africa: EU-Africa Initiatives [690 KB] - Jean-Paul Joulia, DG DEVCO
- Theme 4: Energy for all: financing access for the poor [728 KB] - Laura Cozzi, International Energy Agency
- Theme 5: Climate change and international security - factoring the challenge in external policy work [3.34 MB] - Elina Bardram, DG CLIMA
- Theme 6: Innovative Sources of Financing - Filling the Gap [194 KB] - Pete Betts, UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)