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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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.

CCDA10: The curtains close in Windhoek on a note of hope

The activities of the Tenth Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA10), ended on October 28, 2022, in Windhoek, the Namibian capital. A meeting that resulted in a series of resolutions.

Annual Obasi Memorial Lecture parades CIS as essential services

27/10/22 Windhoek, Namibia: Climate Information Services have been identified as an essential public service. This was the main message emerging from the highly intensive and engaging morning of the Fourth Professor Godwin Obasi Memorial Lecture.

Namibia “the land of the brave” hosts CCDA-X

Two weeks shy of the UN conference on climate change (COP27), the tenth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-X) summit was officially opened in Windhoek, Namibia, yesterday morning.

AFRI-RES builds capacity of African stakeholders on climate resilience

Dakar, Senegal, 30 November 2022 (ECA) - Over the next decade, Africa needs an annual investment of up to USD 170 billion for long-lived infrastructure (such as roads, dams, irrigation systems, and power

The Solutions-focused Tenth edition of CCDA opens in Windhoek

Windhoek, Namibia, 24 October 2022 - Africa’s premier climate change summit, the Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-X) now in its tenth year, opened today in the Namibian capital, Windhoek.

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