Workshop on climate resilient reconstruction post Cyclone Idai set for Harare

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 22, 2019 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for African (ECA) and partners, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom's Met Office, are this week convening a workshop for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ...

CCDA-VIII kicks off with urgent calls for climate action

Addis Ababa, 28 August 2019 (ECA) - The eighth edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference – CCDA-8 opened today in Addis Ababa with strong calls to reverse the current lackluster approach to implementing the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

All set for CCDA-VIII, says ECA’s Murombedzi

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 August 2019 (ECA) – All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’.

Climate change poses serious challenge towards achieving SDGs

Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) - Climate change can seriously impede Africa’s quest to achieve all the 17 sustainable development goals that address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

Africa’s top environment and climate change journalists honoured at climate conference

Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2018 (ECA) – Africa’s top environmental journalists were honoured last night at a glitzy ceremony at the ongoing Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA – VII) conference in Nairobi.

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues ...

Nairobi, Kenya, October 10, 2018 (ECA) – Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at the opening of the Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA – VII) conference in Nairobi.

Experts validate ECA model on socio-economic benefits of CIS ...

Nairobi, Kenya, October 09, 2018 (ECA) – Experts in climate information services (CIS) from across the continent on Tuesday unanimously agreed and validated a report that shows CIS has socio-economic benefits (SEB) that are helpful for the food, energy and water sectors in Africa.

ECA will continue to explore ways to help Africa fight climate change ...

Nairobi, Kenya, October 9, 2018 (ECA) – Devolved governance is playing a crucial role in helping Kenya come up with ways to mitigate effects of climate change at community level, says Mr. Keriako Tobiko, the country’s Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary.

Kenya praised for taking threats of climate change seriously

Nairobi, Kenya, October 9, 2018 (ECA) – Kenya was on Tuesday lauded for leading Africa in trying to find solutions to threats posed by climate change through policy development, devolution and establishment of the Climate Change Council, among other initiatives.

Africa will not attain the SGDs or Agenda 2063 unless urgent climate actions ...

Nairobi, October 8, 2018 (ECA) – Africa will not successfully implement the sustainable development agenda and it’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, if urgent climate actions are not taken now, Mr. James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), said Monday.

Experts meet to validate study on climate data sharing in Africa

Dakar, Senegal, 11 July 2018 – On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. 

The Second African Climate Talks Concludes with Calls for ...

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 March 2018 - Africa should focus more on building internal solutions to its problems rather than depend on international partners to solve its challenges. This was the dominant message at the end of the two-day meeting on the Talanoa Dialogue: ACT!-II in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia