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.

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