The African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) was mandated by the 25th African Union Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2015, to develop, with the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), a proposal for enhanced support to Africa on adaptation and loss and damage. The African Adaptation Initiative (AAI) was launched in Paris during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) that took place in December 2015.
AAI represents a bold and innovative step by Africa to galvanize the support needed to significantly scale up adaptation and actions to address loss and damage on the continent with an initial focus on enhancing action in the pre-2020 period.
Goal: All African countries have climate information services adequate in quantity and quality to support decision making.
Goal: Stronger continental, regional, and national institutional and policy frameworks to support decision making on adaptation and loss and damage in Africa.
Goal: Significantly increase the number of projects and programs being implemented to enhance adaptation and address loss and damage in Africa.
Goal: Increase access to funding and mobilise additional support to enable the implementation of adaptation actions and approaches to address loss and damage.
The AAI is an African-led initiative which is strongly rooted in existing African institutions.
The proposed delivery model is described below.
Political guidance: Political leadership to guide AAI will be provided by CAHOSCC and AMCEN.
Steering Committee: A steering committee comprising of the AMCEN bureau and chair of the AGN.
Technical Support Unit: The day-to-day operationalisation of the AAI will be coordinated by the TSU.
December 12, 2017Press Release - Gabon, first country to fund the African Adaptation Initiative "I remain convinced that funding the fight against climate change is a cost that is much more bearable than the one of having to observe its consequences on our planet (...)" (Link to the remarks by President Ali Bongo Ondimba - One Planet Summit).
September 11, 2016