Paris Agreement in Practice: What Next for Africa and Developing Countries? Based on the Proceedings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-14 July 2016

This report summarises findings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) held on 13- 14 July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme of GCPC 2016 was “Implementing the Paris Agreement: new research solutions for developing countries”. Despite the comprehensive and universal nature of the Paris Agreement, much support is still necessary to help developing countries deliver on their pledges. Specifically, there is a need to support the implementation of the INDCs, given technology and capacity gaps, as well as inadequate international climate finance. This report reflects the order of the sessions and was developed on the basis of the proceedings. It is clear that Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change, both in terms of environment and people’s needs. Much more has to be done to ensure that the Paris Agreement works for Africa and other developing countries.