Taking stock of advances and challenges in Africa –Europe climate and energy diplomacy

Lusaka, Zambia Climate Change 22 Jan 2023

By Peter Kayula
Lusaka, Zambia - January 21, 2023. - The Africa –European Cooperation on Climate and Energy hybrid conference gets underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday January 25, 2023, hoping to take stock of the recent advances and challenges in Africa-Europe climate and energy diplomacy.
Alfonso Medenilla, Head of Climate and Energy at European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is expected to make the conference’s keynote presentatation. Other speakers will include, His Excellency Ambassador, Birgitte Markussen, European Union Ambassador to the African Union and UNECA, this is according to the latest announcement posted on the official ECDPM website.
The announcement also reveals that His Excellency Ambassador, Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Africa Union Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment will also address the conference.
Organized by the ECDPM in partnership with the European Union delegation to the African Union, the Egyptian Embassy and the permanent mission to the African Union, this gathering seems to be a build-up on prodigious development of global dialogues, discussions, and debates such as, the COP27 which was held in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, November last year where leaders promised commitment to drive changes and responses to climate change crisis and the emergency facing the world.
Others include, the on-going annual World Economic Forum meeting in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland, which has brought together roughly 1,500 business leaders, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP 15 held in Montreal, where a new Global Biodiversity Framework was reached and the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week – whose theme this year is ‘United on Climate Action toward COP28’.
John Asafu Adjaye, Senior Fellow, ACET will moderate the conference which include, panelists such as Dr. Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Data and Innovation, WRI Africa.
Peter Kayula is a journalist, author and part-time university lecturer based in Lusaka Zambia. He has 15 years of media experience and he is the co-founder of The Cross Border Magazine, A pan-African publication established in 2016. He published his first book Rumour of An Angel under the Amazon books in 2017, followed by another classic Trade, Investment and African Society a year later in2018. He is also the 2021 International Centre for Journalists knight International Journalism (ICFJ) Award nominee.
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