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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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.

Inaugural scientific committee meeting set's climate research agenda

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 March 2015 – Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D) initiative met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently and agreed on a 15-member committee.

Implications of Paris agreement on green growth to be discussed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 March, 2016 (ClimDev-Africa) – The implications of the Paris climate change agreement for Africa’s growth and development potential will be the focus of a high level panel discussion to be held here during Africa Development Week

Paris Agreement places Africa at the fulcrum of renewable energy, experts agree

Addis AbabaEthiopia, 20 March 2016 – The Paris Agreement has placed Africa at the pivot of renewable energy deployment, but African countries have to take the responsibility for taking stock for a long-term development strategy, said international climate and energy experts at a recent meeting in Addis Ababa.

New weather observation system for African small islands

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 Feb 2016 (ClimDev-Africa) – A newly launched Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and Early Warning System (EWS) to manage weather and climate related-disasters for the African SIDS is expected to revolutionize extreme weather forecasting in the African Small Islands. 

Should Africa Sign the Paris Climate Agreement?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 Feb 2016 (ClimDev-Africa) - Two months after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the euphoria with which national delegations and observers greeted the “breakthrough moment for global climate governance” is gradually giving way to calm introspection.

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