OSS participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14th December 2018.
The programme of OSS participation, as an observer member of the UNFCCC conference, included a series of side events on themes of interest to countries in its area of action: ground water resources, sustainable land and water management and climate finance, and an information Booth in partnership with the Déserts du Monde Foundation.
OSS's participation provides an opportunity to strengthen links with its partners and develop further collaborations with its members, with a view to generating, managing and sharing useful and accurate data and information towards environmental governance in the Circum-Sahara in accordance with sustainable development objectives (SDAs) and international agreements on environment and sustainable development (UNFCCC, UNCBD and UNCCD).
Climate COPs aim to reduce the impact of global warming and limit greenhouse gases. One of the most important tasks of the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to develop and adopt a set of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and Marrakech (CMA1.1). In addition, COP24 will include the "facilitation dialogue" to support the implementation of national commitments.
Side events program:
- Side event:" Contribution of the OSS and its partners to the Gret Green Wall initiative for a resilient and low carbon development": 05/12/2018 from 11h00 to 12h30 | OIF Pavilion
- Side event: "Technologies and Practices for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water and Agriculture Sectors: OSS Services in Africa": 05/12/2018 from 14h30 to 16h00 | AfDB Pavilion
- Official side event, co-organized with the International Network of Basin Organizations and the French Water Partnership: "Water and climate challenges: time to finance actions!" 07/12/2018 from 11h30 - 13h00, Room: Pieniny, Espace G
- Side event: "Access to climate finance in Africa: both sides of the mirror": 12/12/2018 from 17h00 to 18h30 | OIF Pavilion