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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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.

Africa urged to address challenges that may affect Paris Agreement implementation

Addis Ababa, 18 October 2016 (ECA) – There is an urgent need for African countries to review and revise their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to address challenges that can affect the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change says Economic Commission for Africa’s Chief Economist and Deputy Executive Secretary, Abdalla Hamdok.

Experts to discuss the implications of implementing the Paris Agreement in Africa

ADDIS ABABA. 6 October, 2016 - ClimDev-Africa, The 6th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–VI), the continent’s premier climate change conference, will take place here from 18-20 October 2016. It will bring together diverse stakeholders to understand the implications of implementing the Paris Agreement.


Imminent Coming into Force of the Paris Agreement: Implications for Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 September 2016 – The Paris Agreement on climate change is set to go into history as the fastest international agreement to be ratified. This landmark agreement was reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention (COP21) in Paris in December 2015.


Paris Agreement provides impetus for green growth in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2 April, 2016 – Scaling up ambition for decarbonized development pathways, aligning NDCs with national development plans and ensuring sufficient, accessible finance were among green growth strategies recommended for Africa post Paris.

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