Three institutions team up to quantify climate impact on Africa’s economic growth


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 December 2014 (ACPC) - For long, the narrative has consisted in affirming Africa’s extreme vulnerability to the impacts climate change, especially how it affects its economies more than those of other regions.

ClimDev-Africa prepares for a strong showing at Lima climate talks

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ACPC) – Preparations have gone into high gear at the Secretariat of the ClimDev-Africa Programme for a strong showing at the forthcoming Lima climate talks (COP20) scheduled to open in the Peruvian capital on 1 December 2014.

Forum on implications of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for Africa

Following release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) has launched an online discussion forum to facilitate debate on what the report means for Africa.

Addressing climate change in Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe


Apia, Samoa, 4 September 2014 (ECA) - Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe are two of the three least developed countries amongst the six African SIDS.  Though Comoros is situated in the Indian Ocean and Sao Tome in the Atlantic, the two countries have a lot in common.

ACPC assesses climate change needs in Seychelles and Mauritius

In a recent reconnaissance mission to Mauritius and SeychellesACPC met stakeholders including high level government officials the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre and UNDP in Mauritius. In Seychelles, the team met with officials from the ministries of environment, foreign affairs and finance.

ECA supports Rwanda to improve meteorological & hydrological data systems


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 27th May 2014 (UNECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) has shipped a consignment of computer hardware consisting of a server, 20 computers, 5 scanners and 15 data storage devices to the Rwanda Meteorological Agency (RMA) and the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA).

Negotiators prepare for the 20th round of climate change negotiations (COP20)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20 May 2014 (ECA) - During a workshop hosted by ACPC for the African Group of Negotiators on the 12-14 May 2014, participants concurred that prospects of capping temperature rise to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels is already looking bleak, given the slow pace of climate change negotiations.

Fifth meeting of the ClimDev-Africa Steering Committee


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The 5th meeting of the ClimDev-Africa Programme Steering Committee was held at the the African Union Conference Centre on April 22 to 23, 2014. On behalf of Ms. Tumusiime Rhoda, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the AUC, Dr. Abebe Haile Gabriel from the AUC chaired the meeting.

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.

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