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

ACPC in collaboration with Addis Ababa University will convene the ACTs-II

ACPC in collaboration with Addis Ababa University will convene the second round of the African Climate Talks (ACT) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 22-23rd March 2018.

ECA’s Denton urges Africa to enhance uptake of Climate Information Services

Addis Ababa, 27 October 2017 (ECA) – African countries should fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programmes and practice, says Ms. Fatima Denton, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director.

ACPC urges Africa to mainstream climate information services into development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 October 2017 (ECA) – Africa’s core economic sectors are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change, says James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC).

Green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap has immense benefits

Addis Ababa, 23 October 2017 (ECA) - Following a green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap can create public and private value with co-benefits across a diverse range of stakeholders and goals.

Urgent action needed to address infrastructure deficit in Africa

Addis Ababa, 12 September 2017 (ClimDev-Africa) – Africa needs modern and sustainable infrastructure if the continent is to transform its economies and attain development aspirations as framed in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063