The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). It is mandated at the highest level by African leaders (AU Summit of Heads of State and Government). The Programme was established to create a solid foundation for Africa’s response to climate change. Beyond the AUC-UNECA-AfDB partnership, the Programme works closely with other African and non-African institutions and partners specialised in climate and development. More information on the programme is available in the Framework Document and the current Workplan.

Partners Launch African Climate Research Programme

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 04, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – The eagerly awaited launch of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) took place on the sidelines of the AMCOMET meeting in Praia, Cabo Verde on the 23rd February 2015.

Climate change, green economy to feature prominently at African ministerial meetings

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 17, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – Plans are underway at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to bring climate change to the fore of discussions during the forthcoming Joint Conference of Ministers of Finance.

Africa gets clarity on Paris COP21 preparations and what to expect from it

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 January 2015 (ECA) – The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme today concluded a stock-taking exercise on Africa’s journey in the climate change negotiations through a three-day Expert Group Meeting which ran from 21 – 23 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African youth at the African negotiators meeting

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 January 2015 – The third day of the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform (CLAYP) workshop provided an unprecedented opportunity, the first of its kind to convene African youth and African decision makers representing the continent in global climate negotiations.

Workshop on ClimDev-Africa youth platform

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – A three-day workshop, organized by the ClimDev-Africa Programme, is currently underway at the Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference Center with a view of setting up the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform (CLAYP).

Towards a ClimDev–Africa Youth Platform on climate change

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – (ClimDev-Africa) – Some 30 youths from across the five regions of Africa are meeting in Addis Ababa to lay the groundwork for a platform to promote youth involvement in seeking solutions to the problems that climate change poses to Africa’s development.

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