Strengthening the capacity of the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) to represent member states in the climate change negotiations and inform the decisions of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)
As of: April 2021
The African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) consists of delegates from 54 African countries. The AGN represents member states at international climate negotiations. This project aims to improve the AGN’s expertise on climate change issues, and therefore supports member states in their climate negotiations and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The project accomplishes this by analysing various policies with the aim of supporting negotiators during decision-making and in the development of negotiation strategies. Apart from training courses and capacity development, guidance is also given on the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
State of implementation/results
- 50 written submissions as well as 22 Conference room papers (CRP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) developed with contribution from this project.
- 13 lead coordinator strategy meetings and 2. African Group of Negotiators (AGN) plenary meeting, as well as on average 30 AGN Lead Coordinators covering the different thematic issues per meeting. – Three African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) political declarations adopted and seven key messages, as well as five technical briefings provided by AGN for AMCEN.
- Ten junior negotiators mentored and supported to participate in the climate change negotiations.
- Active participation of the AGN & African countries in 21 UNFCCC committees & bodies.
- Communication and outreach undertaken using AGN website, Facebook and Twitter.