RCC Kampala

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the East African Development Bank (EADB) signed a partnership agreement in 2013 to establish a regional collaboration centre in Kampala, Uganda in an effort to increase participation in clean development mechanism (CDM) projects.

Countries supported: Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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11 - 13 June 2018 - East Africa holds a Regional Climate Change Technical Working Group Meeting

East African countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda held a regional East African Climate Change Technical Working Group (CCTWG) meeting that aimed to discuss the progress on the implementation of the East African regional climate change adaptation and mitigation actions. The meeting was convened by the East African Community (EAC) secretariat with support from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) Global Carbon Markets Programme and the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre Kampala. The meeting was attended by 25 climate change experts from the East African countries who included representatives from the ministry of East African Affairs, line ministries including water and environment, finance and planning, ministry of foreign affairs and climate finance experts. Read more>>

11 May 2018 - RCC Kampala celebrates its fifth anniversary

EADB and UNFCCC staff celebrate RCC Kampala's fifth anniversary. Read more>>

Defining the needs and priorities for Africa in the transition from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement

13 April 2018: UNFCCC RCC Kampala together with GIZ, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and Carbon Africa held a workshop on Enhancing climate action in Africa - The transition from Kyoto to Paris. Read more>>

Converting Rwandan NDC into action: The role of NAMAs in NDC implementation

4 - 5 April 2017: As part of its commitment to support low carbon climate resilient economic growth, UNFCCC RCC Kampala together with the GIZ, NAMA Facilty and Ricardo Energy & Environment, held a workshop on converting nationally determined contributions into action, in a bid to support the Government of Rwanda's effort to implement its NDC to the Paris Agreement. Read more >> 
For the agenda and presentations click here

Other News

Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now!

Developing Countries Urgently Need Finance to Green Power Sectors

Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This is a key finding of a report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016.

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Paris Agreement Economic Instruments Can Spur National Action, Ambition Regional Dialogues

Reports just released from five regional meetings reveal the views of non-State actors in developing countries on the Paris Agreement provisions for (1) transferring mitigation outcomes, essentially emissions trading; (2) a new Sustainable Development Mechanism; and (3) a framework for non-market approaches. All three of the economic instruments are described in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

East and Southern African summary report >> 
All reports >>

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Capacity building workshop on development of CDM activities and NAMA for public and private sector in Zimbabwe, 24 - 26 August 2016, Nyanga, Zimbabwe

For the agenda, report, and presentations from this workshop see here

Report of the practitioners workshop on climate finance for low carbon development at EADB, Kampala 

On 29 August, RCC Kampala and EADB held a one-day practitioners' workshop on climate finance at the EADB headquarters in Kampala.
Read more about the workshop >>
For the agenda and presentations click here.

Capacity building workshop on Standardized Baselines as MRV tool
for Rwandan stakeholders


In April 2016, RCC Kampala together with the Rwanda Environment Management
Authority (REMA), GIZ-Uganda and Carbon Africa conducted a two day training
workshop in Rwanda for public and private sector.
Read more about the workshop here.

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