CAPPA – Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa

CAPPA Hosts Maiden National Conference on Climate Change

Determined to tackle the challenge of climate change, and in addition, strengthen voices from Nigeria and Africa at the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 (27th Conference of Parties) scheduled to hold in November 2022, in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, Corporate and Accountability and Public Participation Africa hosted a national conference on the 29th and 30th of September 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria.[spacer height=”25px”]

The Conference tagged ‘‘Nigeria, Climate Change, COP27 & Beyond’’ attracted over 100 participants including representatives from the Offices of the Vice President, and Deputy President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Department; Ministry of Environment, Bayelsa State; Africa Climate Foundation; Nigeria Labour Congress; Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS); Ijaw Council for Human Rights; Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, London School of Economies (LSE); and Climate Emergency Collaboration Group.[spacer height=”25px”]


The event also paraded stakeholders such as climate change experts, policymakers, labour unionists, scholars and lecturers from the Nigerian academia, media practitioners, activists, frontline communities, and international and local civil society organizations, all of whom gathered to articulate a clear agenda on climate change with emphasis on issues such as just energy transition, climate financing, mitigation and adaptation responses, and Africa’s demands in global climate discourses. Discussions at the two-day event were guided by panel discussions and presentations on thought-provoking subjects such as:[spacer height=”25px”]

  • The Quest for Real Climate Solutions
  • Highlights of Nigeria’s Climate Response Policy Environment
  • Nigeria’s 2021 NDC, the Facts and the Fallouts
  • Beyond the Rhetoric, Is Nigeria on Track of Climate Response?
  • Any Nigerian Agenda for COP 27?
  • Pushing Back Fossil Fuels and False Solutions: Pathway to a Just Transition for Africa
  • The Liability Roadmap, Mobilizing Solidarity for Making Big Polluters Pay
  • How to make COP 27 an African COP
  • Unmasking Carbon Politics and Carbon Economy
  • Ukraine, Russia War and Renewed Scramble for Oil in Africa
  • What is True Decarbonization?
  • Diverse Communities, Connected Impacts
  • Soot in Port Harcourt
  • Sea Rising/Ocean Surge in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Desertification in Northern Nigeria
  • Channeling CSO and Community Outrage for Climate Action
  • Framework For an Inclusive Energy Transition
  • Labour and the prospects of Just Transition[spacer height=”25px”]

Each panel session at the event concluded with reactions, questions and comments from conference participants. The robust dialogue climaxed with the presentation of a communique that captured salient points and observations noted throughout the conference.[spacer height=”25px”]


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