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.

ClimDev-Africa highlights priorities in the new climate governance at Oxford

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia February 17, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) –  A team of experts from the ClimDev-Africa secretariat recently defended Africa’s priorities in the new climate governance at a forum co-organised by the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford UK and the Africa Progress Panel.

Negotiating text on new climate agreement spells more work for Africa, experts warn

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 14, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – Experts who attended the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), meeting held in Geneva from 8 - 13 February, 2015 have said the meeting was quite successful.

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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