The African Climate Summit is a high level congregation of African Heads of State and Governments focused on climate change, co-hosted by Kenya and the African Union. This significant event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant capital city, from September 4th to 6th, alongside this year's Africa Climate Week, creating a powerful platform for collaboration and progress. The African Climate Summit brings together government delegations, representatives from UN agencies, multilateral development institutions, financial organizations, and the private sector, all committed to addressing the urgent climate challenges facing Africa.
With the overarching theme, "Africa Together for Bold, Innovative and Resourced Climate Action: Unlocking Climate Finance and Green Investments," this summit aims to consolidate Africa's voice and craft a sustainable green growth blueprint for the continent. The outcome of the summit will be the influential "African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change and Call to Action," guiding Africa's climate agenda and preparations for the upcoming COP28.
Africa Climate Week 2023, running in parallel with the summit, will include pre-events organized by diverse stakeholder groups such as youth, civil society, the private sector, and academia. These events will foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and engagement across sectors.
During the in-person summit, six crucial thematic areas will be explored: climate finance, mitigation and green growth, climate adaptation and resilience, loss and damage, climate-vulnerable groups, and research innovation and technology. These focused discussions will pave the way for tangible solutions and actions.