Lopes says green energy is the way for Africa’s industrialisation, panel explains why

ABUJA, Nigeria 31 March, 2014 (ECA) - The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, urged African countries to prioritize renewable energy to ensure that Africa does not make the same mistakes as developed countries did in their industrialisation process. 

ECA supports Ethiopia’s climate observation network

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th March 2014 (ECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) today granted the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency (NMA) 23 computers to support the upgrading of the country’s climate observation network. 

Carlos Lopes proposes concrete measures to sustain Africa’s development

New Delhi, India 7 February 2014 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has warned that Africa’s population growth rates could trigger serious competition for resources such as energy, water and food and undermine its development efforts if policy makers and scientists do not pay attention to climate change.

ClimDev-Africa secretariat assesses Benin’s climate change needs

On a request from the government of Benin, the ClimDev-Africa secretariat carried out a consultative mission in Benin between the 27 and 31 January 2014. The main objective of the mission was to discuss and jointly agree with the Government authorities on key priority areas where ACPC/ECA support is needed.

ACPC climate change response assessment mission in Senegal

Sea level rise, intense storms and waves and increased coastal erosion, all impacts associated with climate change threatens coastal villages and towns and the critical economic activities.

At COP19 Africa demands action on climate finance and ambitious emission cuts

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today called for urgent solutions to address African agriculture in the face of adverse impacts of climate change.

ECA says agriculture can unlock Africa’s transformation even in a changing climate

A senior official of the United Nations  Economic Commission for Africa today shed new light on the agriculture and climate change nexus, pointing to new avenues through which  the sector can become the driving force behind Africa’s transformation agenda.

African ministers meet UN Secretary General at COP19 as negotiations kick-off

African environment ministers on Tuesday participated in a meeting of the G77 and China with the Secretary General of the UN , Mr. Bank Ki Moon on the sidelines of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Good preparations strengthen Africa’s negotiating positions at COP19 , experts

As negotiators and experts prepare to enter the high level segment of the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19), which opened in Warsaw this week, the mood among African delegates here is one of confidence and determination to defend the continent’s interest at all costs.

CCDA-III welcome remarks on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini - Zuma

It is evident that our continent’s deep need to build effective coping mechanisms and robust adaptive capacities is not being given the attention it deserves by those who have emitted the GHGs the most.

Welcome remarks by VP Dr. Aly Abou-Sabaa, on behalf of Dr. Donald Kaberuka

This conference comes at an opportune time since it provides us with a common forum for discussions, ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 19) to be held in Poland, next month.

Opening remarks by Dr. Fatima Denton at CCDA-III, 21-23 October 2013

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 3rd Conference of the ClimDev-Africa Programme taking place between 21st and 23rd of October here in the beautiful and historic capital of Addis Ababa.