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  • Madrid, Spain, 1 Dec 2019—A pre-COP 25 event hosted by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has today adopted an African civil society position calling for a holistic ambition from Parties, particularly rich countries, ahead of the annual climate change summit (COP 25), which opens in Madrid, Spain on Monday 2 December 2019. Among other things, participants pressed for the recognition of Africa’s special circumstances, notably its higher exposure to devastations from climate change, and enhanced climate change action plans (NDCs) from the biggest emitters that aim at significant emission reductions. Other positions adopted include a call for robust and [ ....... ]
  • December 4, Madrid, Spain Africa is pushing harder to have it perceived and treated as a special case in relation to climate funding. Some of the suggestions coming up are a walk-out or boycott, if diplomacy refuses to work. Speakers at a meeting between the African Group of Negotiators chair Mohamed Nasr and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) today said the continent had made the same calls over and over, but action has not been forthcoming.Mr Nasr, who is also the  appealed for help to push for recognition of Africa’s special needs and circumstances, citing extreme poverty, limited education as well [ ....... ]
  • Africa has a long way to go in the realisation of the strategies to implement the Paris Agreement, according to preliminary results of a research done by a Pan-African organisation in eight African countries, and which were yesterday released on the side lines of the COP25. This was the statement made by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Executive Director Mithika Mwenda at the opening of a side event in Madrid, Spain.Salina Cheserem Sanou, a climate justice campaigner, shared the preliminary findings of the research done in Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia, at a [ ....... ]
  • Madrid, 3rd Dec. 2019--African civil society organizations (CSOs) representing more than 40 counties, under Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), are demanding r an accelerated process and ambitious decisions at UNFCCC COP25. The decisions should reflect Africa as a region with special needs and circumstances. The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report shows that if the current trajectory continues, Africa will warm 1.5 times more than the global mean average temperature; with parts of Africa already experiencing 2ºC-warming, way higher than the indicated 1.5º C. Parties should, therefore, take a decision recognizing these special circumstances and needs for Africa that go with the [ ....... ]

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