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.

New weather observation system for African small islands

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 Feb 2016 (ClimDev-Africa) – A newly launched Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and Early Warning System (EWS) to manage weather and climate related-disasters for the African SIDS is expected to revolutionize extreme weather forecasting in the African Small Islands. 

Should Africa Sign the Paris Climate Agreement?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 Feb 2016 (ClimDev-Africa) - Two months after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the euphoria with which national delegations and observers greeted the “breakthrough moment for global climate governance” is gradually giving way to calm introspection.

Africa drives bold new narrative at COP21, asserts post-COP period will be key

Paris, France, 12 December 2015 – As the world celebrates the outcome of the COP21 climate negotiations, widely touted as an historic deal to transform the world's carbon economy and slow the rate of global warming, implementation of the new climate deal will be vital for Africa, says Fatima Denton.

Un appui institutionnel nécessaire pour des informations climatiques de qualité

Paris, France, 10 décembre 2015 (ClimDev-Afrique) - Des météorologues africains participant à la 21ème Conférence des parties à la Convention Cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (COP21) déplorent la part congrue réservée à la météorologie dans les politiques de planification nationale.

Ségolène Royale s’engage à plaider pour l’Afrique

Paris, France, 09 Décembre 2015 (ClimDev-Afrique) «Le temps est à l’Action !» En faisant cette déclaration, la Ministre française de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie, Ségolène Royale s’est engagée à veiller à ce que les nombreuses promesses de financements annoncées par certains bailleurs de fonds du continent.

Carlos Lópes warns African countries about risks of being blindsided at COP21

Paris, France December 8, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lópes, today warned that the risks of African countries being blindsided at the current Paris climate talks are high, especially with regards to the implementation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.

Le paysage énergétique de l’Afrique ne changera pas par miracle - Carlos Lopes

Paris, 8 décembre 2015 (ClimDev-Afrique) : Pour changerle paysage énergétique de l’Afrique, il faut mobiliser des ressources financières, a déclaré mercredi 9 décembre le