Co-organising the COP26 European Union side event “Supporting green & climate resilient development: local to global insights on the AU-EU Partnership”

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EU Pavilion side event

02/11/2021 @ 14:30-15:30

“Supporting green & climate resilient development: local to global insights on the AU-EU Partnership”

Co-organisers: Climate Action Network Europe (lead), The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik  (DIE) / European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Short session description

This event will explore how the EU-AU Partnership can support a green and just transition in Africa. Panellists will discuss locally-led approaches to adaptation, green jobs and enterprise for youth, and how the EU-Africa Partnership can deliver on Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement’s key commitments on climate finance and loss and damage, as both the EU and AU seek a green recovery from COVID-19.


Policy, advocacy and information sharing objectives for the event:

  • Raise the importance of Paris Agreement and the just transition for the EU-Africa Partnership
  • Showcase real work solutions and implementation options which should be supported by the EU-Africa Partnership including:
    • Energy
    • Adaptation 
    • Agriculture
    • Nature based solutions
    • Youth led and supporting initiatives
    • Gender responsiveness
  • Explore AU-EU partnerships and initiatives to advance the goals of the Paris Agreement, including on climate finance, adaptation and loss and damage


Moderator: Rachel Simon, Climate and Development Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe


  • Context setting intervention: Gabriela Iacobuta, German Development Institute (DIE) / European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) (remote presence) 


Panelists interventions:

  • Mattias Frumerie, Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, Government of Sweden
  • James Murombedzi, UNECA perspective and priorities  
  • SNV speaker: Jean Muthamia-Mwenda SNV Global Lead on Opportunities for Youth Employment  and Entrepreneurship   
  • CAN Tanzania speaker: Jacquiline Massao, Climate Action Network Tanzania (Glasgow physical presence)

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