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.

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ECA launches plan to develop special hydropower tool


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 11, 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa is teaming-up with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to develop a tool that can quantify the comprehensive benefits of hydropower schemes.

ECA hosts workshop for policymakers on IPCC activities and findings


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 April 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) on Sunday hosted a workshop for policymakers on the activities and findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

NDF teams up with ECA and partners on climate resilience facility

Addis Ababa. 2 May, 2017 (ECA) - The Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES), a unique facility to support climate proofing Africa’s long-lived infrastructure investments, was given significant impetus with the formal approval of ...

 

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Scoping Meeting Kicks off in Addis Ababa

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Scoping Meeting Kicks off in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, 1 May 2017 (ECA) – Over 200 experts from about 60 countries are meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to draft the outline of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

Workshop underscores role of education as catalyst for climate action

Workshop underscores role of education as catalyst for climate action

On the 15-17 March 2017, the UN CC: Learn in collaboration with ACPC and University of Addis Ababa hosted nine country delegations in a workshop at UNECA, Addis Ababa. Lessons and practices in climate change education at national level were shared at the event, which  included ... 

Leveraging education to enhance literacy and support national climate goals

Leveraging the education system to build climate change literacy and support national climate goals

Addis Ababa, 15 March, 2017 (ECA) An international three-day workshop to design and implement systematic, results-oriented climate change learning strategies at national level was officially opened by the Ethiopian Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Kare Chawicha

The ACPC presents new climate change response strategy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 December, 2016 (ECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) today presented it's new strategy as ECA's Centre of reference for the implementation of initiatives focused on addressing Africa’s response to climate change and its impact on the socio-economic development agenda of the continent.

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.

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