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African Carbon Forum 2017
27 - 30 June 2017
Palais Des Congrès
Cotonou, Benin

Key Issues

​Registrations open for the 9th African Carbon Forum in Cotonou, Benin. June 27-30, 2017.

UNCTAD supports the African Carbon Forum as part of the Nairobi Framework Partnership since its first edition in 2008, which started in Dakar, Senegal. It does so by linking its trade-related work on renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and climate change with similar efforts by other partner organizations to promote low-carbon development in Africa.

In 2017 the 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) will focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development.

The event will cover:

  • Practical examples of policies, initiatives and actions in Africa;
  • Barriers and enabling measures for engaging climate action in key sectors;
  • Financial instruments and regulatory frameworks;
  • Advancing the implementation of climate action across Africa.

people-600.jpgWith a comprehensive programme of plenary sessions, workshops, a ministerial section, side events and exhibits, this is a one of a kind event in the region.

The event is open to all interested practitioners working on policy and market aspects of low-carbon economy, environmental products, carbon trading, energy, agriculture and human settlements in Africa.


Mr Henrique Pacini Henrique.Pacini@unctad.org
Related Sites:

Trade and Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch

The 9th Africa Carbon Forum, 28-30 June, 2017

The Nairobi Framework
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