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.

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.