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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All set for CCDA-VIII, says ECA’s Murombedzi


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 August 2019 (ECA) – All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’.

Climate change poses serious challenge towards achieving SDGs

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Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) - Climate change can seriously impede Africa’s quest to achieve all the 17 sustainable development goals that address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

Africa’s top environment and climate change journalists honoured at climate conference


Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2018 (ECA) – Africa’s top environmental journalists were honoured last night at a glitzy ceremony at the ongoing Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA – VII) conference in Nairobi.

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues ...


Nairobi, Kenya, October 10, 2018 (ECA) – Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at the opening of the Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA – VII) conference in Nairobi.

Experts validate ECA model on socio-economic benefits of CIS ...


Nairobi, Kenya, October 09, 2018 (ECA) – Experts in climate information services (CIS) from across the continent on Tuesday unanimously agreed and validated a report that shows CIS has socio-economic benefits (SEB) that are helpful for the food, energy and water sectors in Africa.

ECA will continue to explore ways to help Africa fight climate change ...


Nairobi, Kenya, October 9, 2018 (ECA) – Devolved governance is playing a crucial role in helping Kenya come up with ways to mitigate effects of climate change at community level, says Mr. Keriako Tobiko, the country’s Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary.

Kenya praised for taking threats of climate change seriously


Nairobi, Kenya, October 9, 2018 (ECA) – Kenya was on Tuesday lauded for leading Africa in trying to find solutions to threats posed by climate change through policy development, devolution and establishment of the Climate Change Council, among other initiatives.

Africa will not attain the SGDs or Agenda 2063 unless urgent climate actions ...

Nairobi, October 8, 2018 (ECA) – Africa will not successfully implement the sustainable development agenda and it’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, if urgent climate actions are not taken now, Mr. James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), said Monday.

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