Action 24 is Zimbabwean Non-governmental Organisation which was established in the year 2009 in Harare. The organisation mandate is to assist communities to fight and respond to climate change challenges and impacts. In response, Action 24 work covers sectors of Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Disaster risk reduction (DRR). Programs and activities carried out by the organisation involves community resilience building initiatives, policy advocacy and lobby, research and capacity building activities.
The overall goal of Action 24 is to empower communities to fight and respond to climate change challenges and impacts.
To facilitate for empowerment of communities to respond and cope with the effect and impacts of climate change while sustaining and maintaining their livelihood options.
To assist acceleration of climate actions in Zimbabwe that enables local communities to contribute to national and global mitigation processes and sustainable energy provision.
*To support local level capacity building, awareness initiatives, research work, advocacy and lobby processes to influence climate, renewable energy and: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) actions across all sectors of the society
Action 24 is appointed Africa Coal Network Climate & Energy Finance Working Group lead organisation.
The Anti-Coal Financing/ Energy & Climate Working Group is Africa Coal Network cluster seeking to build the capacity of CSOs to lobby for an end to new coal and fossil fuel financing by Multilateral Development Institutions & Banks (MDIs), International Funding Institutions (IFIs), Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), Development Partners’ Aid programs, private sector investment and all other forms of funding streams.
To achieve the two important functions of the group, members in the working group engage in activities that include mapping and identification of energy financial flows within regions members are operating, undertake climate financial flows tracking- verification- and reporting activities, develop anti-coal financing campaigns materials and participate in dialogue meetings with stakeholders (such as MDIs representatives, policy makers, CSOs and private), and encourage members to engage in producing regular climate finance update and whistle blowing reports.
The group is advocating for these funding streams to be channeled towards development and expansion of renewable energy initiatives to meet climate change mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement and the global socio-economic goals in general.
Activities include hosting of Working Group Webinars, meetings, joint country research work, networking, joint fundraising initiative among others
Climate change is not on pause. Once the global economy begins to recover from the pandemic, emissions are expected to return to higher levels. Saving lives and livelihoods requires urgent action to address both the pandemic and the climate emergency.