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Africa Carbon Forum 2018 - UNCTAD's contribution to the Regional Technical Expert Meeting: Efficiency in Industry
11 - 13 April 2018
Nairobi, Kenya

Key Issues


​The 10th 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.

As part of Angola's National Green Export Reviews, UNCTAD will support the participation of Angolan representatives in a session exploring alternatives to carbon-intensive development, especially focused on circular economy principles in fisheries, timber and metals.
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; and
  • Economic diversification and de-carbonization through circular economy strategies.

With 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 Africa Carbon Forum is organized by the Nairobi Framework partners: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) along with the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). The event is supported by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).


Patricia Espinosa (UNFCCC) and Angolan business representatives today at the African Carbon Forum in Nairobi as part of Angola NGER.




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Co-organized with:UNFCCC, UNEP, UDP, IETA, WBG, and AfDB
Sponsor / funding:UNCTAD
Mr Henrique Pacini Henrique.Pacini@unctad.org
Ms Tamara Gregol De Farias Tamara.Gregol_Farias@unctad.org
Related Sites:

Trade and Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch

The 10th Africa Carbon Forum, 11-13 April, 2018

The Nairobi Framework

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