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.

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ECA’s Denton urges Africa to enhance uptake of Climate Information Services

Addis Ababa, 27 October 2017 (ECA) – African countries should fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programmes and practice, says Ms. Fatima Denton, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director.

ACPC urges Africa to mainstream climate information services into development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 October 2017 (ECA) – Africa’s core economic sectors are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change, says James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC).

Green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap has immense benefits

Addis Ababa, 23 October 2017 (ECA) - Following a green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap can create public and private value with co-benefits across a diverse range of stakeholders and goals.

Urgent action needed to address infrastructure deficit in Africa

Addis Ababa, 12 September 2017 (ClimDev-Africa) – Africa needs modern and sustainable infrastructure if the continent is to transform its economies and attain development aspirations as framed in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063

ACPC launches weather and climate information services for Africa - phase II

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 July 2017 – The African Climate Policy Centre(ACPC) has signed an agreement with DfID for the implementation of the 2nd phase of the Pan-Africa weather and climate information services (WISER). The design of WISER phase II is informed by the lessons learnt from the one-year pilot phase concluded in June 2017. 

ACPC retools to strengthen implementation of the Paris Agreement for transformation

G20 ACPC Publication

(G20 - Hamburg 2017) Africa’s development agenda is framed by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the continent’s wider development blueprint – Agenda 2063. Attaining the development objectives captured in these agenda ...


ECA launches plan to develop special hydropower tool

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 11, 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa is teaming-up with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to develop a tool that can quantify the comprehensive benefits of hydropower schemes.

ECA hosts workshop for policymakers on IPCC activities and findings

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 April 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) on Sunday hosted a workshop for policymakers on the activities and findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

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