Over 150 experts from African countries and international and regional bodies will participate on September 5-7 in Tunis in a regional workshop for Africa that will focus on Paris Climate Agreement “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs).
The workshop falls in line with the implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015 and signed by Tunisia on April 12, 2016, the Local Affairs and Environment Ministry Friday said in a press release.
The workshop, organized in collaboration with United Nations Development Program and the UNFCCC, seeks to secure coordination between the different positions as regards the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The NDCs of African countries and measures related to the Paris Agreement will be outlined in this workshop; steps for converting the NDCs into action and appropriate mechanisms for that purpose will also be debated.
Topping the agenda of the meeting are the main provisions of the Paris Agreement, the clauses relating to the NDCs, the general requirements for materializing these contributions, transparency mechanisms, follow-up, financing and technical support tools and the implementation of adaptation programs as part of nationally determined contributions.
The Paris Agreement aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so as keep global warming below the threshold of 2 degrees Celsius up to 2100, counteract climate change effects and mitigate their impact on developing countries in particular.