France hosted the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (), held in Paris-Le Bourget from the 30th of November to the 11th of December 2015. Expertise France was there to present its climate-related activities and projects.
Expertise France was located in the negotiations arena, on the stand called “Contribution from the experts” of Pavillon France, alongside the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International development’s operators. Visitors discovered the agency’s activities in the field of sustainable development, especially 6 projects currently implemented, including:
- Technical support facility to the drafting of national contributions for @ATFrance_INDC : support to 26 African countries and Small Island States in drafting their national contribution ( ).
- Africa4Climate: regional support project for the integration of the climate change issues in 4 countries’ development strategies: Gabon, Kenya, Uganda, Benin. @Africa4Climate
- Support project to environmental governance in the Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia: raise awareness among local actors on issues associated with industrial pollution and promotion of actions contributing to environment protection and local and sustainable economic development.
On Friday, the 4th of December, Expertise France organised, in collaboration withand , a conference within the framework of the Africa4Climate project, in the Climate Generations space.
Thewas the opportunity to report back on all progress made by Africa4Climate thus far, and to valorise initiatives already implemented by African countries to better respond to climate challenges. The conference focused on the presentation of concrete experiences, ranging from the design to the implementation of multi-scale and multi-actor solutions, to responding to climate change-induced development challenges. The conference discussed national and decentralised examples, both from the North and the South.
Expertise France co-organised and participated to the “RabatForum” side event alongside the European Commission, , and on the 8th of December, on the Pavillon in the Blue Area.
This event was the opportunity to report back on support projects for the drafting of national contributions ofinitiated by the European Union, Germany ( ), and France through the Technical support facility, managed by Expertise France and Funded by , and to discuss the challenges associated with the implementation of these contributions.