Workshop 2: “Climate Resilience in the SADC: Pathways to Sustainability” – 30 Nov 2023

This workshop looked at how the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and its member states, can effectively address the climate crisis to chart a path towards a more sustainable future. 

Panelists Included:

  • Darlington Sibanda  (African Climate and Development Initiative)
  • Sibongile Mavimbela  (SADC  – Environment and Climate Change Program)
  • Lebogang Maisi  (Presidential Climate Commission)
  • Vhalinavho Khavhagali  (IUCN  & African Climate and Development Initiative)

The SADC region is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the impacts of climate change. The region is already experiencing increased temperatures, more extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. These impacts are having a devastating impact on communities, economies, and ecosystems across the region.

This workshop brought together stakeholders from across the SADC region to discuss how the region can better deal with the climate crisis. The workshop focused on the following topics:

  • The current state of climate action in the SADC region
  • The key challenges and opportunities for climate action in the region
  • The role of communities, key institutions, and the private sector in climate action
  • The implications of climate change for the SADC region

The workshop featured presentations from experts in the field, as well as panel discussions, and robust engagement following presentations. The goal of the workshop was to develop a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities for climate action in the SADC region, and to identify concrete steps that can be taken to build a more climate-resilient future.

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