On 17th October, the Communiqué of the African Climate dialogues* (ACD) was presented by His Eminence Fridolin Besungu Cardinal Ambongo at an online press conference hosted by SECAM and members of the ACD Steering Committee. Respondents included: Mr Ephraim Shitima; Chair of the African Group of Negotiators; Tasneem Essop, Executive Director of CAN-International and Ineza Umuhoza Grace, Director of the Loss & Damage Youth Coalition and Negotiator with the Government of Rwanda.
Here is a recording of the press conference:
The Communiqué consists of key messages from a series of five dialogues sessions which took place between July and September 2022 on the topics of False Climate Solutions and the Congo Basin; Food Systems, agriculture and adaptation; Climate Finance; Loss and Damage and Adaptation; and Climate-Induced Migration & Displacement and action needed by world leaders, business leaders and decision makers at the UN climate conference COP27 in Egypt.
*The African Climate Dialogues is an initiative bringing together Church and civil society actors and allies including communities and religious leaders from across the African continent and European organisations to share African realities, personal experiences and perspectives on key topics related to the UN climate conference COP27 scheduled to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, between 7-18 November 2022.
Read the full communique’ in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic here.