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.

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COP22 ends with consensus on the urgency for addressing climate change


(Marrakech, Morocco) 18 November, 2016. Heads of State and Government and delegations gathered here for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, have sent a strong signal on climate change.

Africa Day at COP22: leaders demonstrate commitment to address climate change


Marrakech, Morocco, 16 November, 2016 – African Heads of State and Government marked Africa Day in the Africa Pavilion at the UNFCCC 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) today with focused and strategic discussion

African approaches for transformative climate policy need scaling up


Bab Ighli, Marrakech. 9 November, 2016. An African development pathway that could propel climate-resilient economic growth is possible if an enabling environment that promotes innovation and collaborative actions for climate change solutions is put into place.

Abdalla Hamdok leads ECA delegation to “COP of Action”


Addis-Ababa, 8 November 2016 (ECA) - Preparations are in high gear for the participation of a delegation from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Statement by ECA Executive Secretary (a.i) on coming into force of the Paris Agreement

04 November, 2016 Addis Ababa. Today marks the historic entry into force of the Paris Agreement. It is a significant day for the global commitment to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels. 

Le Pr Godwin Olu Obasi présenté comme le don de l’Afrique. Hommage

Addis Abéba, 20 octobre 2016 (ClimDev-Afrique) : L’ancien Secrétaire général de l'Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), le Professeur Godwin Olu Patrick Obasi a été présenté ce 19 octobre 2016 comme l’îcone de l'Afrique dans le monde de la science du climat.

Climate change and migration nexus discussed by experts

Addis Ababa, 20 October 2016 - Migration can be linked to the effects of climate change as well as exacerbate the conditions that cause climate change, experts discussed at the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VI).

Experts pay tribute to the late Prof. Obasi’s contribution to climate science

Addis Ababa, 20 October, 2016 - The former Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the late Prof Godwin Patrick Olu Obasi was remembered as a global luminary in the area of climate science at the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development  in Africa (CCDA VI), held here.

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