PARLIAMENTARIANS DIALOGUE AT 2023 AFRICA CLIMATE SUMMIT
PARLIAMENTARIANS DIALOGUE AT THE AFRICA CLIMATE SUMMIT 2023
“Forging Parliamentary Pathways for Effective Climate Action”
ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Parliamentarians Dialogue will be held on 4 and 6 September 2023 to provide a platform for discussing the role and potential contribution of parliaments to climate action. Additionally, it will interrogate the implementation pathways from the perspective of legislatures for the delivery of the commitments made during the Summit. Legislators will be invited to deliberate on how they can collaborate with relevant stakeholders (e.g., local communities, industry representatives, and civil society organisations) to foster an inclusive and participatory energy transition and to better understand the concrete benefits that renewable energy would have for communities in rural and urban settings (i.e., decentralised renewable energy). The Dialogue will examine the fluctuating opposition to renewable energy in parliaments, the media and the public, the reasons for this situation and ways of remedying it.
It is imperative that legislative bodies across the breadth of the African continent empower themselves to ensure that the outcomes of the Africa Climate Summit transcend mere rhetoric and platitudes. Parliamentarians are bestowed with the responsibility to vigilantly oversee and ensure effective climate action across the entire continent. As such, the commitments made by the executive during the high-level meeting must be treated with the utmost seriousness. Furthermore, the Parliamentarians Dialogue will contribute to the outcomes of the Accountability Summit at COP28 convened by the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Global Parliamentary Group (CVF GPG), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the Global Renewables Congress (GRC).
During this crucial gathering, parliamentarians shall receive, scrutinise, and engage in extensive debates to extract and refine strategies for robust parliamentary oversight and the identification of capacity-building gaps that necessitate attention to achieve sustained and impactful climate action throughout the continent. By doing so, Africa can demonstrate its willingness to make meaningful changes and fulfil its commitments to combat the pressing climate challenges facing our planet.
The main objective of the event is to convene leading African parliamentarians responsible for climate action in their respective parliaments to deliberate on the role of parliaments in achieving the Africa Climate Summit outcomes, in a discussion divided into three sessions, which includes Renewable Energy, Green Growth and Sustainable Production and Climate Action.
- Date: 4 & 6 September 2023
- Venue: ACS Convention Centre- ACS 5 Atlas Mountainon 04 September
and National Assembly Chamber, Parliament of Kenya on 06 September.
- Participation: African parliamentarians and partner organisations with a keen interest in the work of parliaments.
- Format: 1-hour session on 04 September and full day event on 06 September.
- Language: The Dialogue will take place in English.
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