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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Africa Pavilion: The must-visit venue @COP26


24/October/2021, Glasgow, United Kingdom - This year’s “Africa Pavilion” at the COP26 in Glasgow, is the go-to venue in the annual UN climate negotiations summit. Tastefully designed and projecting an ambience of an emboldened continent proactively tackling the climate crisis, the African Pavilion at COP26 is serving as a platform advancing the interests of the continent.

Energy Modelling Platform for Africa (EMP-A)


October 13, 2021 - EMP-A is an initiative of the ECA and the OpTIMUS Community aimed at creating the critical mass of energy planning experts in African countries to support optimized investments for the energy transition to meet the continent’s growing demand for low-carbon, inclusive, and climate-resilient development pathways, capitalizing on the continent’s abundant energy resources. 

ECA model biodiversity project takes root


Addis Ababa, 01 October 2021 (ECA) - The second anniversary of the “Nature-based Solutions for Water Resources Infrastructure and Community Resilience in Ethiopia” project was marked yesterday at Geferessa in Oromia region of Ethiopia.

Actualizing climate action and a green recovery in Africa


Kampala, Uganda, 28/September/2021 - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has outlined a raft of ambitious solutions and innovative measures to support Africa in integrating climate-smart actions to build forward better as the continent embarks on a robust pandemic recovery agenda.

Innovative financing needed to help Africa tackle climate change


Addis Ababa, 28 September 2021 (ECA) - African countries are facing severe liquidity challenges that make the mobilization of domestic resources for climate action difficult. That is according to experts at a session on actualizing climate action and a green recovery for Africa at the Africa Climate Week (September 26- 29).

CCDA-IX a showcase of Cabo Verde’s climate-smart pathway


Sal Island, Cabo Verde, 27 September 2021 - The island nation of Cabo Verde took advantage of the Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) conference that ended recently in Sal Island, to showcase its climate smart initiatives aimed at building a carbon neutral development trajectory.

Ensure bold African solutions and speak with a single, strong and unified voice at COP26


Sal Island, Cabo Verde, 16TH September 2021 - The Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, Ulisses Correia e Silva calls on African countries to go to the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26) united more than ever before and with bold African solutions for global efforts to tackle climate change. 

CCDA-9 to bolster Africa’s participation at COP26


08 September 2021, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Plans for the premier continental climate summit, the ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) slated for mid-September are complete.

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