Climate Change Roundtables
The EAC Secretariat has been playing a key role in the international Climate Change policy discourse through providing leadership on regional Climate Change policy and mainstreaming of climate change adaptation and mitigation in regional integration programmes.
Since 2009, EAC Secretariat has been facilitating National Climate Change Roundtables in the Partner States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The roundtables play a critical role in identifying Climate Change priorities at the national level towards the development of national Climate Change positions, which feed into building up of the African Common Position on Climate Change.
EAC was also officially admitted as an observer organisation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the COP18 in December 2012 in accordance with the provisions of the Convention. EAC participated at COP19/CMP and COP20 in her capacity as an officially accredited observer organisation.