WE the Civil Society in Zimbabwe under the flagship of the Zimbabwe Climate Change Working Group, Climate Action Network Zimbabwe, and ACCESS Coalition having gathered on the 20th of October 2021 at Bronte Hotel in Harare Zimbabwe.
RECOGNISE the national
country position for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) shared by the Government
of Zimbabwe to stakeholders on the 15th of October 2021 at Meikles
Hotel in Harare Zimbabwe.
commitment of the Government of Zimbabwe to the Paris Agreement that seeks to
hold an increase in global temperature to well below 2 degrees above the
preindustrial levels and to pursue efforts to reduce global carbon emissions.
NOTING that the Zimbabwe
Country Position paper for COP26 is focusing and prioritising the following
the emissions gap
Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA)
Action on Adaptation Loss and Damage
-Market Mechanisms and Sustainable Development
HAVING deliberated and
reflected on the submitted government COP26 country position paper, as CSOs in
Zimbabwe we specifically call upon the Government of Zimbabwe to consider the
calling for the COP26 to push for a balance on the financing gaps between
mitigation and adaptation funds.
upon the COP26 to consider the establishment of a direct financial intervention
by International financial institutions such as AfDB in developing localised
and continental finance institutions to address the imbalance between
adaptation and mitigation financing.
support the availability of climate finance. However, we call upon the COP26 to
prioritise grant financing particularly to developing countries on issues of
We call upon the COP26 to avail more financial
resources to developing countries for the development of technologies that
allow for the “fair and just transition” from emission intensive technologies
and processes (e.g., coal and beef production).
the COP26 in the global stock take on financial gaps on mitigation and
upon the COP26 to push for the establishment of continental carbon emissions
verification bodies like those of the clean development mechanism.