KAMPALA DECLARATION (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Env & Eco)

News-CRUX-10     29th August 2023        
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Context: A total of 48 African countries have now agreed to adopt the Kampala Ministerial Declaration on Migration, Environment and Climate Change (KDMECC) to address the nexus of human mobility and climate change in the continent.

Key Points

  • The continental expansion of the KDMECC was discussed at a three-day Conference of States that began August 23, 2023. 
  • It was co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Uganda with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 
  • It also enabled the African States to develop a common position ahead of the Africa Climate Summit and the Conference of Parties (COP 28). 
  • KDMECC was originally signed and agreed upon by 15 African states in Kampala, Uganda in July 2022. 
  • The KDMECC-AFRICA is expected to be signed by Member States during the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi on September 4, 2023. 
  • The Declaration is the first comprehensive, action-oriented framework led by Member States to address climate-induced mobility in a practical and effective manner.