To ensure a safe and prosperous future, the Paris Agreement and subsequent COP meetings laid the foundations for reducing emissions towards a decarbonized world via a transformative process.
The decarbonization agenda sets out the vision of clean and green growth resulting in societal sustainable transformations. The transition to low-carbon technologies, the net zero target by 2050, and a resilient future need to be orderly, equitable, just and inclusive. There is an urgent need to address how a decarbonization agenda can be realized within the international and national/subnational contexts in order to provide benefits for everyone.
The high-level interdisciplinary consultative workshop will focus upon developing and fostering a dialectical relationship with the end-users and stakeholders regarding climate change and the decarbonization agenda. By adopting a “whole system approach” applying “discipline hopping” to the decarbonization agenda, the workshop promotes the creation of new knowledge and the identification of opportunities for solutions and interventions in support of solutions towards sustainability transformations.
The interdisciplinary workshop has the following specific objectives:
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM: Opening remarks by Dr Philip Osano, Centre Director, SEI Africa
10:10 – 10:30: Introduction to the workshop objectives and outputs by Dr Anderson Kehbila, SEI Africa
10:30 – 10:40: Keynote address by Dr Gita Gill, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
10:40 – 11:00: Introduction of participants
11:00 – 11:15: Presentation on the state of air and climate pollution in Africa by Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development
11:15 – 12:45: Breakout sessions per sector (energy production; Industry and manufacturing; road, air and maritime transport, waste management and open burning, residential cooking and heating, agriculture, livestock and fisheries, forestry and land use, housing, wildlife and tourism). Discussions will focus on the specific objectives in section 2 by Dr Anderson Kehbila, SEI Africa
12:45 – 13:45: Presentation and discussion of the outcomes of breakout groups by Dr Anderson Kehbila, SEI Africa
13:45 – 14:00: Closing remarks by Dr Romanus Opiyo, SEI Africa
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