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.

Africa Climate Talks sets the tone for CCDA-X

29 July 2022, Maputo, Mozambique - The fourth edition of the intensive and engaging Africa Climate Talks (ACT!-4) closed yesterday in Maputo, Mozambique.

Transformative actions for a just and equitable energy transition in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda, 19 May, 2022 (ECA) – African ministers - including ministers of energy, environment, and development - and high-level representatives from 10 African countries have endorsed seven transformative ...

IPCC AR6: Africa’s ability to adapt being pushed to its limit, creating urgency to reverse course

March 02, 2022, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued the second part of its 6th Assessment Report, focusing on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.  

ECA’s ACPC and the Climate Policy Lab discuss climate research partnership for resilient development planning in Africa

Online, 28 February 2022 (ECA) – The ECA African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and the Fletcher School Climate Policy Lab (Tufts University) held on Monday 28 February 2021 a webinar on leveraging climate research partnerships for resilient development planning and SDG implementation in Africa.