Rwanda to Host 2016 African Carbon Forum
The New Times, a major English-language newspaper in Rwanda, reports that over 600 delegates will convene in Kigali for the African Carbon Forum: an annual meeting of climate change and carbon trading experts, policymakers, and project developers. The UNFCCC (along with UNEP, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, Africa Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership, and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)) arrange the Carbon Forum.
One of the benefits of Rwanda’s successful bid to host the Forum is their opportunity to showcase and share their innovations in “low carbon development.” A pioneer on the continent for sustainability (a nation-wide ban on single-use plastic bags for instance), Rwanda is an appropriate setting for such a gathering. A few items on this year’s agenda are climate financing and investment as well as new and developing innovative adaptation and mitigation projects.