Climate change, green economy to feature prominently at African ministerial meetings

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 17, 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – Plans are underway at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to bring climate change to the fore of discussions during the forthcoming Joint Conference of Ministers of Finance.

Africa gets clarity on Paris COP21 preparations and what to expect from it

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 January 2015 (ECA) – The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme today concluded a stock-taking exercise on Africa’s journey in the climate change negotiations through a three-day Expert Group Meeting which ran from 21 – 23 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African youth at the African negotiators meeting

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 January 2015 – The third day of the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform (CLAYP) workshop provided an unprecedented opportunity, the first of its kind to convene African youth and African decision makers representing the continent in global climate negotiations.

Workshop on ClimDev-Africa youth platform

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – A three-day workshop, organized by the ClimDev-Africa Programme, is currently underway at the Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference Center with a view of setting up the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform (CLAYP).

Towards a ClimDev–Africa Youth Platform on climate change

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – (ClimDev-Africa) – Some 30 youths from across the five regions of Africa are meeting in Addis Ababa to lay the groundwork for a platform to promote youth involvement in seeking solutions to the problems that climate change poses to Africa’s development.

Africa in the post-2015 climate change agreement

A speech by Dr. Fatima Denton, Director of Special Initiatives Division at ECA and representative of the Executive Secretary of ECA on the occasion of Africa Day event organized on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in Lima, Peru.

What is Africa taking to Paris COP21?

ClimDev-Africa takes stock of Africa’s journey in climate negotiations, sharpens Africa’s strategies and expectations from COP21. 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 (ECA) – The ClimDev-Africa programme yesterday began a stocktaking exercise on Africa’s journey in the climate change negotiations.

Reason, compromise prevailed in Lima and saved COP20

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) - Although COP20 began with the same kind of tough talk that has come to characterize all climate talks, it was with an air of satisfaction that, in the end, reason and a sense of compromise prevailed and saved COP20 from collapse. 

Upgrade of hydrological observation networks moves ahead in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th November 2014 (UNECA) – In early September 2014, a team of climate services experts from the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) joined counterparts from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) to launch the installation of hydrological equipment supplied by UNECA.


Three institutions team up to quantify climate impact on Africa’s economic growth

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 December 2014 (ACPC) - For long, the narrative has consisted in affirming Africa’s extreme vulnerability to the impacts climate change, especially how it affects its economies more than those of other regions.

ClimDev-Africa prepares for a strong showing at Lima climate talks

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ACPC) – Preparations have gone into high gear at the Secretariat of the ClimDev-Africa Programme for a strong showing at the forthcoming Lima climate talks (COP20) scheduled to open in the Peruvian capital on 1 December 2014.

Forum on implications of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for Africa

Following release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) has launched an online discussion forum to facilitate debate on what the report means for Africa.