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.

Lopes says green energy is the way for Africa’s industrialisation, panel explains why

ABUJA, Nigeria 31 March, 2014 (ECA) - The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, urged African countries to prioritize renewable energy to ensure that Africa does not make the same mistakes as developed countries did in their industrialisation process. 

ECA supports Ethiopia’s climate observation network

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th March 2014 (ECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) today granted the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency (NMA) 23 computers to support the upgrading of the country’s climate observation network. 

Carlos Lopes proposes concrete measures to sustain Africa’s development

New Delhi, India 7 February 2014 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has warned that Africa’s population growth rates could trigger serious competition for resources such as energy, water and food and undermine its development efforts if policy makers and scientists do not pay attention to climate change.

ClimDev-Africa secretariat assesses Benin’s climate change needs

On a request from the government of Benin, the ClimDev-Africa secretariat carried out a consultative mission in Benin between the 27 and 31 January 2014. The main objective of the mission was to discuss and jointly agree with the Government authorities on key priority areas where ACPC/ECA support is needed.

ACPC climate change response assessment mission in Senegal

Sea level rise, intense storms and waves and increased coastal erosion, all impacts associated with climate change threatens coastal villages and towns and the critical economic activities.

At COP19 Africa demands action on climate finance and ambitious emission cuts

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today called for urgent solutions to address African agriculture in the face of adverse impacts of climate change.