Question: Africa Centre for Climate & Sustainable Development is opened in which of the following city?
- On 28th January 2019, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuiseppe Conte cut the ribbon for the new ‘Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development’ in Rome.
- The Centre has its roots in a declaration endorsed by the G7 meeting of the Environment Ministers in 2017. It was established to facilitate coordination among the G7 and African countries on common initiatives in Africa to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.
- The Centre will provide a fast-track, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant resources that support policies, initiatives, and best practices on climate change, food security, access to water, clean energy, and accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.
- UNDP’s current Climate Change portfolio in Africa is large and diverse, implementing 216 projects in 41 countries, worth over $828 million in grants. 33% of this work is on adaptation to climate change.