Abdalla Hamdok leads ECA delegation to “COP of Action”

Addis-Ababa, 8 November 2016 (ECA) - Preparations are in high gear for the participation of a delegation from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Statement by ECA Executive Secretary (a.i) on coming into force of the Paris Agreement

04 November, 2016 Addis Ababa. Today marks the historic entry into force of the Paris Agreement. It is a significant day for the global commitment to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels. 

Le Pr Godwin Olu Obasi présenté comme le don de l’Afrique. Hommage

Addis Abéba, 20 octobre 2016 (ClimDev-Afrique) : L’ancien Secrétaire général de l'Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), le Professeur Godwin Olu Patrick Obasi a été présenté ce 19 octobre 2016 comme l’îcone de l'Afrique dans le monde de la science du climat.

Climate change and migration nexus discussed by experts

Addis Ababa, 20 October 2016 - Migration can be linked to the effects of climate change as well as exacerbate the conditions that cause climate change, experts discussed at the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VI).

Experts pay tribute to the late Prof. Obasi’s contribution to climate science

Addis Ababa, 20 October, 2016 - The former Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the late Prof Godwin Patrick Olu Obasi was remembered as a global luminary in the area of climate science at the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development  in Africa (CCDA VI), held here.

Africa urged to address challenges that may affect Paris Agreement implementation

Addis Ababa, 18 October 2016 (ECA) – There is an urgent need for African countries to review and revise their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to address challenges that can affect the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change says Economic Commission for Africa’s Chief Economist and Deputy Executive Secretary, Abdalla Hamdok.

Experts to discuss the implications of implementing the Paris Agreement in Africa

ADDIS ABABA. 6 October, 2016 - ClimDev-Africa, The 6th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–VI), the continent’s premier climate change conference, will take place here from 18-20 October 2016. It will bring together diverse stakeholders to understand the implications of implementing the Paris Agreement.


Imminent Coming into Force of the Paris Agreement: Implications for Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 September 2016 – The Paris Agreement on climate change is set to go into history as the fastest international agreement to be ratified. This landmark agreement was reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention (COP21) in Paris in December 2015.


Paris Agreement provides impetus for green growth in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2 April, 2016 – Scaling up ambition for decarbonized development pathways, aligning NDCs with national development plans and ensuring sufficient, accessible finance were among green growth strategies recommended for Africa post Paris.

Inaugural scientific committee meeting set's climate research agenda

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 March 2015 – Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D) initiative met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently and agreed on a 15-member committee.

Implications of Paris agreement on green growth to be discussed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 March, 2016 (ClimDev-Africa) – The implications of the Paris climate change agreement for Africa’s growth and development potential will be the focus of a high level panel discussion to be held here during Africa Development Week

Paris Agreement places Africa at the fulcrum of renewable energy, experts agree

Addis AbabaEthiopia, 20 March 2016 – The Paris Agreement has placed Africa at the pivot of renewable energy deployment, but African countries have to take the responsibility for taking stock for a long-term development strategy, said international climate and energy experts at a recent meeting in Addis Ababa.