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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ClimDev‐Africa Phase II Launch

Nairobi, 08 September 2023 (ECA) , The launch of the second phase of the programme is scheduled for the 8th September 2023 from 2‐4pm in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the Africa Climate Summit and the Africa Climate Week. ClimDev‐Africa is a joint initiative implemented through a partnership of the African Union Commission...

CCDA plays a critical role in the face of diminishing civil society space

Nairobi, 04 September 2023 (ECA) - In a world facing the imminent threats of climate change, Africa stands at a pivotal crossroads. Climate change has evolved from a distant threat to an immediate reality, demanding our immediate attention according to Mwenda Mithika,  the Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) at the  11th CCDA conference.

Opening Remarks by Mr. Antonio Pedro at the 11th Conference on CCDA

Opening Remark

I am honoured to address the opening session of the 11th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa – the CCDA. This annual conference is the flagship event of the Climate for Development in Africa Initiative, a joint collaboration of the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Urgent climate action needed in Africa

Niamey, Niger, 27 February 2023 (ECA) - Africa needs to expedite climate action by tapping new sustainable technologies to cope with climate change impacts that are exacerbating social instability and food security, particularly in the Sahel region. 

The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility (LSF) closes inaugural $100 million repo transaction at COP27

Sharm el-Sheikh, 14 November 2022 - The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility (LSF) designed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), announces at COP 27 it has concluded its inaugural repo transaction with Citi for an amount of USD 100 million.

A just transition that leaves no one behind

Sharm El-Sheikh, 12 November 2022 (ECA) - Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the UN Economic Commission (ECA) for Africa, Jean-Paul Adam, has emphasized the need for additional financial resources to achieve Africa's just transition.

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