CCDA-9 to bolster Africa’s participation at COP26

08 September 2021, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Plans for the premier continental climate summit, the ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) slated for mid-September are complete.

ECA’s “just transition” message gets nod from Nigeria

Addis Ababa, 01 June 2021 - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) core message of “just transition” which will be the main theme in the forthcoming Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) Conference slated for Sal Island in Cabo Verde has received a major nod from Nigeria.

Nigerian Vice-President bolsters Africa’s quest for a just and inclusive global energy transition

Addis Ababa, 01 June 2021 - In the race to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has called on developing countries to chart their own paths by embracing a just transition, climate action and future prosperity to power their development pathways.

The Resilience Booster Tool: Giving a boost to climate resilience design, monitoring and impact

May 11, 2021 (World Bank)  - What if development practitioners, city planners, community organizers, and other decision makers could build more resilient systems to help people thrive in a sustainable way? What if projects and policy decisions planned for the effects of climate change, from the start?  What if by improving processes like these, ...

ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 19, 2021 (ECA) The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with sister United Nations agencies, bilateral and multilateral partners to align global climate goals to the continent’s action agenda.

CDSF Support for climate information services in Eastern Africa

As climate disasters continue to threaten the record growth seen across Africa, the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (the Fund) at the African Development Bank is investing in regional climate and weather observation networks, which enable countries to access high-quality climate information, and to build the capacity to produce, share ...

Professor Laban Ayieko Ogallo - Message of Condolences

The Climate Science community in Africa learned with shock of the sudden passing of Professor Laban Ayieko Ogallo on the 20th November 2020 in Nairobi due to sudden illness.Recalling his wise words of counsel, his patience, humility and openness, it is easy to understand why those he interacted with are so profoundly saddened by his death.

NbS for water resources infrastructure and community resilience in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 August 2020 - Hydropower dams in Ethiopia have enormous economic, social and ecological benefits but their sustainability is threatened, inter alia, by unprecedented siltation. 

Condolences on the Passing Away of Dr. Justus Joseph Kabyemera

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 April 2020 (ClimDev-Africa) - It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Dr. Justus Joseph Kabyemera, former Coordinator of the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) at the AfDB.

Integrating climate resilience into development plans crucial for Africa

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 31, 2019 (ECA) – Integrating climate resilience into development plans ensures returns on investment in today’s and tomorrow’s climate. This requires robust data, tools and capacity, yielding a resilience dividend to attract investment in closing Africa’s gaps..

Zimbabwe working hard to rebuild following devastating cyclones

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 24, 2019 (ECA) – Zimbabwe says it is working hard to rebuild following the devastating cyclones Idai and Kenneth that affected four countries in southern Africa leading to over 1,000 deaths and massive infrastructure losses...

Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe need $4 bn to recover from devastating cyclones

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 23, 2019 (ECA) – Over US$4 billion is needed to help Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe recover from the devastating effects of Cyclones Idai that hit the three southern African nations earlier this year.