Carlos Lopes proposes unique agenda on climate and development

The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, has called on Africa to go beyond global negotiations on climate change in their current format and seek solutions that effectively address African concerns on global warming.

CCDA-III conference opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) opened on 21 October under the theme " Africa on the rise: Can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development?”

Ticklish questions dominate pre-CCDA III Climate Justice Dialogue

Participants at a one-day dialogue on Climate Justice agreed that principles of equity and justice must become part of the global climate change negotiations, but could not all agree on the level of Africa’s commitment to climate change agreements.

ClimDev-Africa retreat

Climate change experts from UNECA, AUC and AfDB gathered for a planning retreat at Debreseit in Ethiopia from 6-7 September under the auspices of the ClimDev-Africa programme.

Workshop on climate resilience of Africa's Infrastructure

Between the 3rd and 4th July, 2013, climate change experts from around the world gathered in Maseru, Lesotho to deliberate on climate resilience of Africa's infrastructure.

IPCC Working Group III Fourth Lead Author Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,1-5 July 2013

The Working Group III (WG III) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focuses its work on the mitigation of climate change.

ClimDev partners vow to stay the course on climate change fight

Tunis, Tunisia 7 March 2013 (ECA) - The 4th Session of the Steering Committee Meeting of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative opened in Tunis, Tunisia, on Wednesday, March 6

Workshop on the Identification of Needs of African Group of Negotiators (AGN)

From the 21st – 23rd May, 2013, ACPC facilitated a meeting of the AGN in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main goal of the workshop was to outline and agree on key areas where ACPC can support the AGN and identify strategies for rendering this support in the most effective and efficient manner.

Agriculture Expert Group Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 16 – 18 May 2013

Agriculture is important for all countries in Africa. In most countries, more than 80% of the economically active population, particularly small holder farmers and pastoralist rely on agriculture for livelihoods, employment and income.

$30 Million ACP contribution to fight climate change in Africa

H.E. Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission and Chair of the ClimDev Steering Committee

The Executive Secretary of the African Carib­bean Pacific (ACP) Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas on 11 February 2013, handed over a Letter of Confirmation by which his institution offers the ClimDev Special Fund the sum of 20 Million Euro ($30 mil­lions) ...

Partners say investment in climate services is in everyone’s interest

A cross section of experts and African policy­makers who were at the Doha climate talks agreed that substantial investments in cli­mate services for Africa’s devel­opment would serve the inter­ests of users and stakeholders even beyond the continent.

Highlights of the ACPC participation in COP18

As in previous years, ECA, through the Af­rican Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and other ClimDev Partners took the lead in providing technical as­sistance that buttressed Africa’s negotiating...