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07 March 2018
Post No. 29
This Weeks’ contents of our poverty relief work includes the following
~ Local Climate Action
~ Climate Protection and Stake for African Children – Phase 2, with Katowice Implements Paris as our working theme for this year
~ Integration of …
1/ Sustainable Development Goals, Agendas 2030 and 2063
2/ Digital and Social Media elements
3/ Transitional Economy
… into the Twenty-tens programme
• Local Climate Action and the Local Year Campaign
Those who are familiar with CENFACS Development Calendar know that March is CENFACS’ Climate Action month. As said last week, March 2018 Climate Action will be a local business at CENFACS. This is because we are in CENFACS’ Year of Local People – the Local Year Campaign.
We are aware that much of local climate action, which is already undertaken, is in the domain of local authorities whether in the UK or in African countries. However, local authorities cannot do anything unless they work together with local people and local organisations.
What sorts of climate action we are dealing with or looking for this March.
Our March Local Climate Action includes the following
- Mitigation of a community’s greenhouse gas emissions
- Climate protection at the local level
- Climate change action plans (from developing a greenhouse gas inventory to tracking and reporting)
- Finance and insurance for local climate action
- Actions taken locally etc.
To take climate action with CENFACS and or to support CENFACS’ Climate Action month, please contact CENFACS.
• Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2
CPSAC – P.2 continues with our next follow up of the Climate Change talks which will take place from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.
The new follow up is entitled Katowice Implements Paris (KIP). Our preparedness for Katowice Implements the Paris Agreement for Children and Future Generations (or KIP) has started and is still part of CPSAC Phase 2.
The CENFACS demand to the global climate talks remains the same, which is: to give climate protection and stake for African children; the African Children being a sample of our working model. This demand is undertaking through the follow up of global climate talks like the next climate talks (COP24) in December 2018 in Poland.
~ Recap of our 2017 climate follow up works
Our climate protection continues by looking back the December 2017 Paris Meeting and forward the next round of climate talks (COP24) in 2018 in Poland.
We all know that the Paris Summits were held in December 2015 and last 12 December 2017. We discussed the outcomes of these Summits and we said that the findings from their outcomes would be included in our next communication regarding the CPSAC – P.2 in 2018. There was also Bonn Climate Conference, which we followed under the banner of What Bonn Say (WBS).
Our follow up work on these talks was/is about to expect from the climate change negotiations and representations at these talks to make the Bonn gathering a progress from the Marrakech talks and the Paris Agreement as pivotal regarding the protection of children against the adverse effects and impacts of climate change.
~~ What WBS was about
WBS was our 2017 follow up regarding what climate change experts and participants said and decided at the Bonn Climate Change Conference regarding the 2016 issues in terms of progress made and outstanding climate issues.
WBS was both a specific follow-up as part of CPSAC Phase 2 and an example of the application of CENFACS‘ 2020-2030-2063 Follow-up (or XX236.3FP), which is our general follow up.
XX236.3FP is made of four follow-ups for monitoring and evaluation of the following: the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Istanbul Declaration to halve poverty by 2020, the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals, and Africa’s Agenda 2063.
So, this 4-Follow-up programme includes the four of them. For more on XX236.3FP, contact CENFACS and or read our previous posts in the archive section of this website and other resources in the CENFACS depository.
WBS considered previous unsolved and pending issues as well as new ones from climate talks. We kicked off WBS in March 2017 with following engaging points which were taken into the main Bonn Climate Change Conference:
- Better climate governance that works for and benefits children’s welfare and well-being
- The political economy of negotiations for child protection against climate-induced poverty
- Green and climate capacity building and education for child protection
- Climate-friendly and children-friendly technologies for poverty relief
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes for children and future generations.
The above sharing advocacy or campaigning points/contents are the ones that we have been monitoring besides the other issues which emerged from the Bonn Climate Change Conference.
After WBS, we had another follow up with the Paris Summit on Climate Mobilisation.
~~ CPSAC – P.2: The Paris Summit on Climate Mobilisation (PSCM)
The overarching goal of the PSCM was to mobilise public and private finance for projects to implement the Paris International Agreement on Climate Change.
The CENFACS demand to the global climate talks remains the same: to get climate protection and stake for African children. This ask was undertaking through the follow up of the PSCM as global climate talks.
Our climate follow up of the Paris round discussions was on
- Making clean technology fund (CTF) work for poor children from poor nations
- The equity resulting from converted CTF debt to benefit children from poor nations as well
- The new pledges, if any, for adaptation fund and Least Developed Countries Fund to be mobilised to give a stake to poor children’s needs
- Mobilisation of the climate finance system and architecture to be designed so as to support poor children of poor countries
~ The 2018 Climate Talks Follow up:
CPSAC (Climate Protection and Stake for African Children) – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris (KIP) as climate advocacy theme for 2018.
Katowice Implements Paris (KIP) is the continuation of What Bonn Say, PSCM and our previous works
“Katowice Implements Paris” means that we are following the Climate Change talks which will take place from 3 to 14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland.
These talks will be held as the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1). Moreover, COP24 will include the so-called Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments.
Our follow up of COP24 is about making sure that the full implementation of the Paris Agreement benefit all the future generations including the African children. The key word for KIP is and will be Implementation.
Our provisional areas of interest and entry points concerning KIP will be on
√ What climate decisions for the protection and stake of children, especially those from poor nations
√ The contents of the package to be implemented and children-friendliness of this package
√ Degree of integration of children’s needs and involvement of child protectors and advocates in the facilitative dialogue to support the implementation process
As we progress with the preparedness of this year’s follow up of climate talks, those areas of interest will be shaped to take into account the make-up of these talks, and the current and emerging needs of children victims, vulnerable and at risk of the adverse effects and impacts of climate change.
To support CSPAC – P. 2 and KIP, please contact CENFACS
• Integration into the Twenty-tens Programme
March 2018 is finally the month of Integration of three elements into the Twenty-tens programme, which are: Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030, Africa Agenda 2063 and Transitional Economy
Integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agendas 2030 and 2063
Most of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs of the Agenda 2030 have been one way or another dealt with throughout our advocacy programme of work. This integration is a further opportunity to make them reflective and clearly resonate as part of the review we conducted last year about this programme. The resonance is for those SDGs which make the contents of and fit for our work.
Africa’s agenda 2063 has been around since 2015. Our integration of this agenda is about taking into account its pledges and the 7 aspirations of the Africa We Want. This has been and will be done when working together with our Africa-based Sister Organisations in the area of project planning, advocacy, climate protection and other areas of poverty relief and sustainable development.
Integration of the Digital and Social Media elements into the Twenty-tens programme
To enable the CENFACS Community and supporters to easily access the contents of the Twenty-tens programme, integration of the Digital and Social Media elements become an area of interest and focus at CENFACS.
The CENFACS Community and supporters can use their digital skills and devises as well as their social media accounts and networks to interact about their chosen pieces making the contents of the Twenty-tens programme to enhance the quality of their lives.
Integration of Transitional Economy
As the UK is on its way out of the EU, both the exiting UK and the remaining EU countries will be forced to move to a transitional period. During that period and then after the full functioning of the Post-Regional Economic Integration (P-REI); the way we do the business of poverty relief and development could be affected.
To continue to deliver on our programme, there is a need to adapt it for the remaining two years. In practical terms, it means incorporating the dimensions of transitional economy and P-REI development into the 2010s.
How we do it. We will move hand in hand as the data and events of transitional economy and P-REI come to us and appear clear.
Briefly, the integration or factorisation of the above three areas of work in the Twenty-tens start this month and will continue along as we continue to deal with the Twenty-tens programme until its completion.
To support the integration work, please contact CENFACS
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We look forward to receiving your regular visits and continuing support in 2018.
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