As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, the world’s energies are rightly focused on efforts to contain the virus and manage the economic fallout. Yet, in the background, the climate emergency remains as urgent as ever. In the coming weeks and months, billions of dollars will flow into recovery programmes. Governments now have the chance to tailor their recovery programmes to invest in the reduction of emissions and climate resilient development. The stakes are high. But if this chance is missed, it may be even more difficult for countries to meet their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and for the world to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) are pleased to announce that the 12-month bilingual NDC Financing Fellowship Programme (NDC – FFP) started the application process for policymakers and researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa in June.