News / 21 September 2023

Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action supports the African People’s Counter COP

Six out of nine planetary boundaries have been crossed (Stockholm Resilience Centre) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the world is likely to breach global temperature of 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels between now and 2027. COP28 is the moment of the first Global Stocktake, which means the assessment of where we are at in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement.

To keep global heating to 1.5°C, COP28 must deliver a clear decision to equitably phase out all fossil fuels – coal, oil, and gas. While the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) will be present at COP28 with a delegation of GAGGA partners, women-led organizations working on local gender just climate solutions, GAGGA also supports the African People's Counter COP starting today on the 18th of September, coordinated by the Africa Climate Justice Collective.

Women's Climate Assembly

GAGGA partners WoMin African Alliance and Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre along with various other women's movements, grassroots networks, and a few non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are organizing the second Women's Climate Assembly (WCA) in Lagos, Nigeria, from 24 to 28 September 2023 as part of the third African People's Counter COP. The Women's Climate Assembly will converge with community and women's assemblies across the continent to build and advance a deeply Pan African perspective on the climate crisis and African climate justice, collecting statements and asks which will be shared during the official COP28 in early December in Dubai by GAGGA partners.

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