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.

ACPC assesses climate change needs in Seychelles and Mauritius

In a recent reconnaissance mission to Mauritius and SeychellesACPC met stakeholders including high level government officials the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre and UNDP in Mauritius. In Seychelles, the team met with officials from the ministries of environment, foreign affairs and finance.

ECA supports Rwanda to improve meteorological & hydrological data systems


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 27th May 2014 (UNECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) has shipped a consignment of computer hardware consisting of a server, 20 computers, 5 scanners and 15 data storage devices to the Rwanda Meteorological Agency (RMA) and the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA).

Negotiators prepare for the 20th round of climate change negotiations (COP20)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20 May 2014 (ECA) - During a workshop hosted by ACPC for the African Group of Negotiators on the 12-14 May 2014, participants concurred that prospects of capping temperature rise to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels is already looking bleak, given the slow pace of climate change negotiations.

Fifth meeting of the ClimDev-Africa Steering Committee


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The 5th meeting of the ClimDev-Africa Programme Steering Committee was held at the the African Union Conference Centre on April 22 to 23, 2014. On behalf of Ms. Tumusiime Rhoda, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the AUC, Dr. Abebe Haile Gabriel from the AUC chaired the meeting.

Lopes says green energy is the way for Africa’s industrialisation, panel explains why

ABUJA, Nigeria 31 March, 2014 (ECA) - The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, urged African countries to prioritize renewable energy to ensure that Africa does not make the same mistakes as developed countries did in their industrialisation process. 

ECA supports Ethiopia’s climate observation network

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th March 2014 (ECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) today granted the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency (NMA) 23 computers to support the upgrading of the country’s climate observation network. 

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