Towards a common position on climate security for Africa: Principles and priorities for the African Climate Action Summit and COP28

When: 6 July 15:45-16:45

Format: Panel discussion

Ahead of the first Relief, Recovery and Peace Day at COP28, this panel discussion identified African principles and priorities to contribute to a unified position on climate, peace and security. The outcomes of this session build upon the AU Peace and Security Council’s Resolution on Common Position on Climate Change, Peace and Security and feed into the African Climate Action Summit and Africa Climate Week (ACW 2023).

Panellists explored how to build off the successes of COP27, such as the Climate Responses for Sustaining Peace initiative (CRSP) and the establishment of the Loss and Damage Fund. The discussion outlined a clear and strong climate security narrative for COP28 from an African perspective in order to support the needs of those in Africa’s fragile and conflict affected contexts. Panellists approached the topic on the (1) local, (2) regional, (3) AU and (4) multilateral levels to ensure climate, peace and security risks to Africa are a top priority on international agendas and the discussions at COP.


Moderated by Dr. Korir Sing'oei, Principle Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Kenya 

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