COP28 wrapped up on the 13th of December 2023, after two weeks of multilateral negotiations on climate change taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This year the focus was on the first-ever global stocktake, a process for countries to assess collective progress towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. The report card showed big gaps between what is needed and current implementation efforts for adaptation, mitigation, and climate finance.

ARUA-CD and ACEIR co-organised a side event at COP 28, chaired by TSITICA researcher Dr Alina Averchenkova of the London School of Economics on the 10th of December 2023.

As part of the side event, Fredrick Ochieng Ouma, National Project Manager in the Kenyan Government for Transparency and MRV, spoke on climate governance and implementing a just and resilient transition to net zero. Mr Ouma highlighted the increasingly blurring lines between climate change and development challenges in climate governance and access to climate finance from an African perspective, which resonated in an interesting debate with his European counterpart.

Watch the event here

By: Britta Rennkamp and Michelle Shields