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.

The Africa Climate Talks (ACT!) underscore the importance of speaking in “one voice”

Addis Ababa, 20 September 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – The first of the series of discussions on the implications, governance, solutions and opportunities of climate change in Africa, dubbed the Africa Climate Talks (ACT!) was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 3-5 September.

Financing for renewable energy and climate resilience in Africa

Addis Ababa, 14 July 2015 (ECA) - Unlocking Transformative Financing for Renewable Energy and Climate Resilience in Africa  "From Evidence to Widespread Replication". A dialogue to help frame a replicable policy and regulatory framework blueprint to unlock and catalyze public private partnerships.

Committee lauds ECA programme on sustainable development

Addis Ababa, 17 June 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – The Ninth Session of the Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD-9) of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) ended yesterday at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa with strong messages regarding its objectives on innovation, technologies and the management of the region’s natural resources.

African Regional Forum focuses on people-centered transformation

Addis Ababa, 17 June 2015 (ECA) –Mr. Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia opened the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) by recalling the importance of this meeting to ensure that “the High Level Political Forum responds to Africa’s needs.”

African islands meet to address climate change and disaster risk challenges

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia April 08, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa). Representatives of African Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have convened here for a two-day workshop to develop a collaborative framework for support to address the challenges of climate change and manage disaster risks.

Partners Launch African Climate Research Programme

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 04, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – The eagerly awaited launch of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) took place on the sidelines of the AMCOMET meeting in Praia, Cabo Verde on the 23rd February 2015.

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