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Day2: 5th “#ClimateChange and #SusDev: What Is At Stake at Paris and Beyond?”

Panelists during the morning plenary
FRIDAY 30TH, OCTOBER 2015 - The 5th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V) convened for a second day on Thursday, 29 October 2015, at the Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

In the morning, delegates engaged in a panel discussion, moderated by Edith Adera, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), on the implications of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report to Africa. They heard from experts including: Joseph Katongo Kanyanga, Lead Author, Working Group (WG) I, Zambia; Opha Pauline Dube, University of Botswana, IPCC WG II; Shadrack Mwakilala, Lead Author IPCC WGII; and Chukwemeji Okereke, University of Reading, and Lead Author, IPCC WG III.

Panelists from the session on 'Climate Change and Food Security'
James Murombedzi, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), introduced a video on some key messages from the Africa Climate Talks (ACT!), followed by a keynote presentation by Seth Osafo, African Group of Negotiators, on an African Perspective of climate change negotiations from Kyoto to Paris.

Delegates then engaged in another panel discussion on African Perspectives of Climate Governance since Kyoto. They heard key messages for Paris from: Mithika Mwendwa, Pan-Africa Climate Justice Alliance; Jeremiah Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Washington Zhakata, Climate Change Management Department, Zimbabwe; and Godwell Nhamo, University of South Africa.
Delegates during the morning session
In the late morning and afternoon, delegates convened in two rounds of parallel discussions, addressing: Governance; Climate Science; Climate Change and Forests; Climate Finance; Gender; Climate Change and Energy; and Agriculture. These were followed by field visits in the late afternoon.

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