The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance is in Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC COP23. Between the dates of November 6-17, the alliance will lead African Civil Society Organizations in championing for the rights and demands of the African people and indigenous communities.
Following the COP 22 Climate negotiations in Marrakech, we are deeply concerned by:
- The non-preference to the pre-2020 period/era
- The delay in progress of negotiations on adaptation communications and NDCs under the SBI and the APA where the SBI cannot make further progress without advancing the agenda item discussions under the APA
- The evidenced divergence on the Paris Agreement rulebook that delayed technical discussions on the item which should provide guidance to Paris Agreement implementation
We hereby emphasize that there is need for equal treatment of pre-2020 and post-2020 ambition and action to achieve pre-2020 targets; the Paris Rulebook needs to be designed and developed to facilitate implementation noting the remaining duration to 2020 and coherence should be considered within the negotiation spaces within the Paris Agreement to enhance work to implement the Paris Agreement.
Please download key documents from our website following the links below:
African Civil Society's COP23 Position Paper (Download)
‘Defy the US’, Africa CSOs’ Bonn challenge (Download)