COP27 will get under way in a few days, with several members of Camco’s senior team in Sharm El-Sheikh to take an active part in the conference and honour our commitment to make a difference.
Where last year’s COP in Glasgow saw governments and big business making bold net zero pledges, COP27 must now be all about how nations and corporations are planning to turn their promises into action. Taking place in Egypt, it will also provide an opportunity to highlight the African experience of climate change.
As a climate and impact fund manager with over 30 years of experience in sustainable finance and on-the-ground value generation, Camco is excellently placed to further some of the conference’s most significant conversations around climate finance and the role of the private sector in delivering climate action across Africa and beyond.
Using the senior team’s considerable experience from previous COPs and our partner networks, we have developed a busy schedule of events in the Blue Zone that support the conference’s four focus areas of enhanced mitigation, adaptation finance at scale, reliable climate finance and strong partnerships. Highlights include:
Exploring the role of blended finance in driving energy sector development in the Blue Pacific (9 Nov), which Camco has co-organised with the Tonga delegation and IRENA as we continue to expand our presence across the region. Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, Prime Minister of Tonga is among the line-up of esteemed speakers.
Unveiling a new programme to support adaptation through climate-smart agriculture in Southern Africa (9 Nov).
Examining the evolving investment landscape for renewable energy in Africa (14 Nov).
Sharing our collective experiences and perspectives on scaling access to climate finance in emerging markets at a co-organised event with the Government of Lesotho (15 Nov).
Between these Camco-led sessions, our COP27 team will be making guest appearances at several high-level discussions throughout the conference. Among them is what promises to be a fascinating debate on increasing climate ambition through cooperation under Article 6.2 (12 Nov) and an AfDB-organised discussion on the role of SEFA in promoting renewable energy for climate action and economic transformation in Africa (15 Nov). A full list of events is provided below with links to further information on the Camco website.
We will also be making a couple of exciting announcements about the future of Camco's work supporting mitigation and adaptation efforts during the conference, so please do check out our social media channels for those.