The Regional Climate Weeks organised by a number of organisations, including several development banks, UN Climate Change, UNDP, the NDC Partnership, amongst others. Unless the annual UNFCCC Climate Change Conferences, the regional Climate Weeks are not about negotiations. They rather are collaboratives platforms bringing together governments and non-Party stakeholders as an opportunity to discuss climate action, key vulnerabilities and challenges from a distinct perspective of different regions of the world. They include a series of events that provide space for grassroots exchange of knowledge and best practices across the respective geographic region on: Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Global Climate Action (GCA).
As the first of four Regional Climate Weeks in 2020, Africa Climate Week (ACW) will take place from 20-24 April in Kampala, Uganda. Registration for participation is already open until 19 April here. In addition, there are different ways to get involved in and be part of the ACW, such as
Applications are open until 31 January.
More information on the Regional Climate Weeks can be drawn from the Q&A session that took place at COP 25.