Workshop on ClimDev-Africa youth platform

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – A three-day workshop, organized by the ClimDev-Africa Programme, is currently underway at the Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference Center with a view of setting up the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform (CLAYP).

Towards a ClimDev–Africa Youth Platform on climate change

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – (ClimDev-Africa) – Some 30 youths from across the five regions of Africa are meeting in Addis Ababa to lay the groundwork for a platform to promote youth involvement in seeking solutions to the problems that climate change poses to Africa’s development.

Africa in the post-2015 climate change agreement

A speech by Dr. Fatima Denton, Director of Special Initiatives Division at ECA and representative of the Executive Secretary of ECA on the occasion of Africa Day event organized on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in Lima, Peru.

What is Africa taking to Paris COP21?

ClimDev-Africa takes stock of Africa’s journey in climate negotiations, sharpens Africa’s strategies and expectations from COP21. 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 (ECA) – The ClimDev-Africa programme yesterday began a stocktaking exercise on Africa’s journey in the climate change negotiations.

Reason, compromise prevailed in Lima and saved COP20

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) - Although COP20 began with the same kind of tough talk that has come to characterize all climate talks, it was with an air of satisfaction that, in the end, reason and a sense of compromise prevailed and saved COP20 from collapse. 

Upgrade of hydrological observation networks moves ahead in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th November 2014 (UNECA) – In early September 2014, a team of climate services experts from the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) joined counterparts from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) to launch the installation of hydrological equipment supplied by UNECA.


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).