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Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2023

Nairobi, Kenya



Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2023 will take place on 4-8 September 2023 in Nairobi, hosted by the government of Kenya. ACW 2023 will be organized in parallel with the Africa Climate Summit on 4-6 September, also hosted by Kenya.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, France, will be co-leading a core session on buildings, titled "Building a Sustainable Future: Unlocking Africa’s Potential in the Construction Industry", under Track 2 (Cities, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport) of the Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2023. This session will take place on 7 September 2023, 14:00-15:15 EAT. More details here.


2023 Regional Climate Weeks

Four Regional Climate Weeks will be held this year to build momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai and the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake, designed to chart the way for fulfilling the Paris Agreement's key goals.

The following Regional Climate Weeks are confirmed for 2023:

  • Africa Climate Week (ACW 2023), Nairobi, 4-8 September. Hosted by the government of Kenya, this event will be organised in parallel with the African Climate Summit (4-6 September), also hosted by Kenya.
  • Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENACW 2023), Riyadh, 8-12 October, and hosted by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2023), Panama City, 23-27 October, hosted by the government of Panama, this event will be organised in parallel with the XXIII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (24 - 26 October 2023).
  • Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2023), Johor, 13-17 November 2023, hosted by the government of Malaysia. 

The Weeks consider four major systems-based tracks with a view to providing region-focused contributions to inform the global stocktake:

  1. Energy systems and industry
  2. Cities, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport
  3. Land, ocean, food and water
  4. Societies, health, livelihoods, and economies