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COP28 Side Event of CLARE Funded Project PALM-TREEs: A Pan-African and Transdisciplinary Perspective on People Living in the Margins and Coping with Extreme Weather Events in Central Africa

by Atlantic Chronicles

PALM-TREEs ANNOUNCEMENT-COP28

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COP28 Side Event of CLARE Funded Project PALM-TREEs: A Pan-African and Transdisciplinary Perspective on People Living in the Margins and Coping with Extreme Weather Events in Central Africa

December 11, 2023, IUCN Pavilion – The PALM-TREEs project, titled “A Pan-African and Transdisciplinary Lens in the Margins: Tackling the Risks of Extreme Events,” is co-hosting a Side Event at the IUCN pavilion in Dubai during COP28. This event which takes place on Monday, 11 December 2023, from 9.30 am to 10.30 am (Asian/Dubai), highlights the growing threats of extreme climate events in Sub-Saharan Africa and initiatives aimed at strengthening the resilience of marginalized communities in Africa, particularly those in the Congo Basin. The side event will bring together key researchers from the project team to discuss project priorities and approaches.

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The aim of this PALM-TREEs event at COP28 is to provide a platform to share project goals & research strategies, establish strategic partnerships and engage policy makers favorable to the resilience of marginalized groups in Central Africa facing extreme climate events, thereby enhancing the project’s reach and impact on the ground. Additionally, it is expected to highlight specific measures taken by the project to empower women and girls by providing them with access to information, resources, and opportunities to address climate challenges.

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The PALM-TREEs project, funded by CRDI-FCDO CLARE and launched during the 2023 African Climate Week in Nairobi, is dedicated to advancing research on climate extremes in Sub-Saharan Africa aligned with the needs and experiences of stakeholders and communities. It adopts a transdisciplinary and Pan-African approach to transform the understanding of extreme climate events as “multidimensional compound extremes.” The Project aims to create climate-relevant information for the most vulnerable groups in response to specific local risks. By working closely with stakeholders, the project develops new approaches to make this climate information more usable and accessible and emphasizes the inclusion of women and girls from marginalized communities in the fight against climate change.

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For more information about the project and to stay informed about its developments, please contact:

Edith ABILOGO, PALM-TREEs Communication & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Phone: +237 699 52 49 05, Email: palmtrees@refadd.net, e.abilogo@refadd.net

@COP28, @PALMTREES, @FCDOResearch, @IDRC_CRDI, @IDRC_BRACO, @Climate_extremes

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