SEED at the COP25 in Madrid
The 25th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (December 2-13 2019) kicked off with an urgent call from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to tackle the climate crisis and to raise climate ambition on the implementation of the Paris Agreement after 2020.
Other priority areas include adaptation, finance, capacity building, indigenous issues, forestry, gender and more.
SEED’s Executive Director Dr. Lewis Akenji was present in Madrid and participated in multiple events to share how SEED supports climate-smart small and medium sized enterprises to develop innovative solutions to major climate finance challenges. As well as the innovative approaches of the SEED Low Carbon Award Winners & Finalists to reduce plastic waste.
Additionally, SEED released a publication that gives an overview of the 16 climate finance solutions and policy instruments developed during the 2019 SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance and Policy Prototyping in Ghana, Malawi, and South Africa.. You can find all information about it here.
Innovative Approaches for Mobilizing Climate Finance for Adaptation Actions (4 December 2019)
You can watch the full session here.
At #COP25 last week @lewisakenji spoke about the major financing challenges faced by social and environmental #SMEs— SEED (@SEED_SustDev) December 9, 2019
Read about innovative solutions to major #Climate #Finance challenges in 🇬🇭🇮🇳 🇲🇼🇿🇦🇹🇭🇺🇬 👉 https://t.co/UVMDv3YME0#Adaptation #ClimateAction pic.twitter.com/YYE6QWATFA
At #COP25, @lewisakenji from @seed_sustdev: "The budget requirement for adaptation is bigger than that for mitigation. Development aid has been stubborn in not recognizing indigenous solutions. We have been amplifying such efforts." #TimeForAction #climateaction #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/L7kv4L1kIs— TERI (@teriin) December 4, 2019
Towards a plastic free ASEM (5 December 2019)
If you're at @UNFCCC #COP25 in Madrid, don't miss @aseforg’s side event that will share examples of local initiatives that reduce #PlasticWaste in Asia & Europe.— SEED (@SEED_SustDev) November 26, 2019
Our Executive Director @lewisakenji will be there.
More 👉 https://t.co/uJmjMwDzFQ pic.twitter.com/6p2WSrjaqs
How to effectively channel adaptation finance to those most vulnerable to climate change (6 December 2019)
.@lewisakenji from @SEED_SustDev: Despite being most in need of effective #adaptation, local entities often lack finance to plan and implement adequate adaptation measures.— AF NGO Network (@AF_NGO_Network) December 6, 2019
--> At today's #afNGOnetwork, @Germanwatch & @adelphi_berlin #COP25Madrid side event on #adaptationfinance pic.twitter.com/0u7MMW0tqI
SEED also celebrated Gender Day at COP25 by highlighting our female-led or owned eco-inclusive #SMEs that are taking climate action around the world.
Women around the 🌍 are leading #ClimateAction projects 👩🏻👩🏽👩🏾👩🏿— SEED (@SEED_SustDev) December 10, 2019
Learn about female-led or owned eco-inclusive #SMEs that are making a positive impact and transforming their communities 👉 https://t.co/7xXKlwFYex#COP25 #Gender Day #SDGs@unwomenafrica @UN_Women @UNDP @UNEP pic.twitter.com/Q2FvKwZegF
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