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.

Workshop on climate resilience of Africa's Infrastructure

Between the 3rd and 4th July, 2013, climate change experts from around the world gathered in Maseru, Lesotho to deliberate on climate resilience of Africa's infrastructure.

Workshop on the Identification of Needs of African Group of Negotiators (AGN)

From the 21st – 23rd May, 2013, ACPC facilitated a meeting of the AGN in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main goal of the workshop was to outline and agree on key areas where ACPC can support the AGN and identify strategies for rendering this support in the most effective and efficient manner.

$30 Million ACP contribution to fight climate change in Africa

H.E. Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission and Chair of the ClimDev Steering Committee

The Executive Secretary of the African Carib­bean Pacific (ACP) Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas on 11 February 2013, handed over a Letter of Confirmation by which his institution offers the ClimDev Special Fund the sum of 20 Million Euro ($30 mil­lions) ...

Partners say investment in climate services is in everyone’s interest

A cross section of experts and African policy­makers who were at the Doha climate talks agreed that substantial investments in cli­mate services for Africa’s devel­opment would serve the inter­ests of users and stakeholders even beyond the continent.

Highlights of the ACPC participation in COP18

As in previous years, ECA, through the Af­rican Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and other ClimDev Partners took the lead in providing technical as­sistance that buttressed Africa’s negotiating...

Theory of Change (TOC) retreat thrills ACPC staff

The staff of ACPC be­gan the New Year with a three-day soul-searching session on how best to deliver on the ClimDev's promise to help Africa tackle climate change impacts.