3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC)

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3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC)
‘Implementing the Paris Agreement. New Research Solutions for Developing Countries’


13th – 14th July 2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Climate Strategies, the Uongozi Institute,  Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Stanley Foundation organised the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement’, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Group photo of the GCPC 2016, featuring the Tanzania environment minister, the former Tanzanian president and a number of our Climate Strategies members

 

The Paris Agreement reached at COP21 in December 2015 was a key milestone in fighting climate change. But much support is still needed to help developing countries explore new ideas and approaches to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The GCPC provided a platform where climate policy makers and international researchers could meet to explore options, with a mix of bottom-up approaches –  developed by the research community –  and top-down  approaches from the policy community.

The Global Climate Policy Conference 2016 was held for two days over the 13th and 14th July. It was a huge success, with over 60 people attending from numerous government ministries, research institutions and NGOs.

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Climate Strategies member and conference chair, Chuks Okereke in discussion with former Tanzanian President, HE Dr J.I.Kikwete

The first day was split into two sessions, informed by winning submissions by researchers, followed by discussions and response from relevant stakeholders.

  • Session 1: NDC Implementation
  • Session 2: Adaptation

The second day was split into three sessions, with focus on issues relevant to Africa. Each topic was presented with introductions, followed by discussions and response from relevant stakeholders.

  • Session 3: Strengthening capacity of African Policy-Making and Civil Society
  • Session 4: Exploring tranformational pathways towards 1.5°
  • Session 5: Summary of the conference findings

For more information on each topic, all presentations can be downloaded below.

The official report is now available to download. The conference events were also documented in our summary video below (credit: The Big Five Media Lens).

If you wish to receive any further information about the GCPC 2016, or to participate or contribute in next years GCPC event, please send an email to info@climatestrategies.org.

Presentations

Day 1

Session 1: NDC Implementation

The session was chaired by Maurits Blanson Henkemans, former Senior Policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and one of our members at Climate Strategies. Each speaker presented their ideas for approximately 15 minutes.

Presentation 1: ‘Adequacy and Equitability of NDCs: Case of Tanzania and South by Chipo Mukonza, University of South Africa

Presentation 2: ‘Towards Harmonization of the East African Community Climate Change Policies, Laws and Institutions by Bernard Namanya, BNB Advocates

Presentation 3: ‘Finance Beneficiary-Led Development Framework inThe SDG and Climate Change Domain by Dumisani Chirambo, Northern Alliance Financing Corporation

The presentations were followed by discussion and response from:

  • Augustine Njamnshi (BDCP Cameroon and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance)
  • Felix Liilakako (Juristes pour l’Environnement au Congo).

 

Session 2: Adaptation

The session was chaired by Miriam Fischer, from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), our partner organisation and sponsor for the conference. Each speaker presented their ideas for approximately 15 minutes.

Presentation 1: ‘Curriculum Reforms: Essential Tool for Effective Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies’ by Tatenda Mutasa, Zimbabwe

Presentation 2: ‘Bright-Spots: Scaling-Up Grassroots Innovation for Adaptation in India and Africa by Vikrom Mathur, Observer Research Foundation

Presentation 3: Accelerating Clean Energy and Climate Smart Agriculture‘ by Jacob Park, Green Mountain College

Presentation 4: Smallholder Farmer Perceptions and Experience of Climate Change Adaptation Policies‘ by Varaidzo Chinokwetu, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe

The presentations were followed by a response from Fazal Issa (Forum Climate Change Tanzania) and stakeholder comments from:

  • Matthew Kwabena Adeyanju (Sekondi Takoradi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Ghana)
  • Matthew Matimbwi (Tanzania Renewable Energy Association)
  • Katshioka Sangamina Forbes (Director Environment of the Provincial Ministry of Education, Environment, Communication and Gender of Kinshasa)

Day 2

Session 3: Strengthening Capacity of African Policy-Making and Civil Society

The session was moderated by Sonja Klinsky, Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University and one of our members at Climate Strategies. Each speaker presented their introductions to the topic for approximately 15 minutes.

Introduction 1Towards a Transformative and Comprehensive Climate Change Capacity Building Model for Africa’ by Aidan Msafiri, Climate Change Ambassador for Tanzania

Introduction 2Opportunities to Strengthen Capacity Building from The Paris Agreement’ by  Yamide Dagnet, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Introduction 3: Strengthening Capacity of African Policymaking and Civil Society’ by Razack B Lokina, University of Dar es Salaam

The introductions were followed by response and discussion from:

  • Siaka Coulibaly (The African Capacity Building Foundation)
  • Kassim Gawsu Toure (African Youth Initiative on Climate Change)
  • Stanley Ijeoma (Schrodinger Nigeria Ltd.)

 

Session 4: Exploring Tranformational Pathways Towards 1.5°

The session was moderated by Ambuj Sagar, Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and one of our members at Climate Strategies. Each speaker presented their introductions to the topic for approximately 15 minutes.

Introduction 1Exploring Tranformational Pathways by Ajay Mathur, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Introduction 2: African Development Bank – Getting Ready for a Post 2020 World by Gareth Phillips, African Development Bank

The introductions were followed by response and discussion from:

  • Ann Makena (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance)
  • Ntahorwamiye Aime Claude (Ministry of Finance of Burundi)