UK Engagement in Africa on Climate Change
In consultation with DECC, Chatham House and E3G are hosting this workshop to critically assess UK/EU engagement strategies with key African countries on climate change and how these should be shaped in the context of an understanding of wider political issues.
Africa is a critical 'swing player' in delivering an international agreement which can keep climate change below 2C. However, it's cultural, political and economic diversity makes engagement challenging. Successful future UK/EU engagement with Africa around the international negotiations and broader international debates requires clearer expectations and engagement strategy based on better understanding and intelligence on: national interests, internal political dynamics in key players, capacity limitations, role within the G77/China, links to broader geo-political issues and internal Africa group dynamics.
Attendance is by invitation only.