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Participation in COP22 at Marrakech: Restitution to Burkina Faso Local Development Actors

26 January 2017 | Kaya, Burkina Faso

A summary of the main findings of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for development actors was organized by the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Change Climate through the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (SP/CNDD). The workshop was held on 26 January 2017 in Kaya in the North Central Region. Headed by the Governor of the North Central Region represented by the Secretary of the Region, Mr. Abdoulaye Zebaa, there was an opportunity to discuss the implementation and mobilization of resources for the National Learning Strategy on climate change in Burkina Faso, with some 60 participants.

Workshop participantsWorkshop participants The Workshop

  • The SNACC, its priority action plan and the state of of the negotiations carried out in connection with the financing of the strategy action plan presented by Mr. Joël Korahiré, Coordinator of UN CC:Learn;
  • Participation of Burkina Faso in COP22 and the major conclusions of COP22, facilitated by Do Etienne Traoré, Focal Point of the Convention on Climate Change;
  • Understanding UNFCCC negotiations and an update on the Paris Accord presented by Mr Joël Korahiré;
  • The Determined National Contribution of Burkina Faso by Mr. Mathurin D. Sanon, member of the climate change unit of the SP/CNDD;
  • Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN): processes and requests for assistance presented by Mr. Pamoussa Ouedraogo, Technical Coordinator of SP/CNDD Programs and Chairman of the SNACC Follow-up Technical Committee;
  • Climate finance opportunities in Burkina Faso moderated by Do Etienne Traoré.

It appears from these communications that the implementation of the SNACC has been the concern of the Delegation of Burkina Faso. Among other activities carried out for this purpose are: (i) sharing Burkina Faso's experience in education, information and awareness raising related to climate change during the day dedicated to education, 14 November 2016 under the theme "Education: a key factor for large scale climate action", (ii) the presentation of bilateral, multilateral, short and medium term funding opportunities related to the financing of the Plan of Action, (Iii) the mobilization of regional actors for the implementation of the Strategy, and (iv) the availability of SP/CNDD to support local actors in the implementation of the Strategy.

Successful Exchanges

Exchanges with the participants during the restitution covered, included the mechanism for monitoring actions and SNACC funding, the mechanism for monitoring COP22 decisions, the slow implementation of the decisions of the COP, the Kyoto Protocol and the achievement of the objectives of the first commitment period of the industrialized countries.

The workshop ended with information on the negotiations related to the implementation of planned national level determined contributions, and the mobilization of actors at national level in relation to the implementation of the SNACC.

About UN CC:Learn

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme.  Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).