Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Second Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa - Addis Ababa 19-20 October 2012

CCDA-II Poster
Addis Ababa just hosted the Second Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-II) . Convened under the theme "Climate and Development in Africa: Advancing knowledge, policy and practice," the conference is expected to provide a platform to: exchange knowledge and ideas to further  the research, policy and practice; determine the strategic direction for the Climate for Devevelopment in Africa* (ClimDev-Africa programme); increase awareness and understanding of the current situation, including the state of policy, research and future needs for climate information; raise awareness on access and development of energy sources and their roles in development and economic transformation in Africa; and strengthen the preparedness of African negotiators ahead of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

*The ClimDev-Africa Programme is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) established in May 2010 with a fund of €144 million for the 2012-2014 period. This programme was developed to address the lack of appropriate climate information and face the challenges of climate change in Africa. The initiative led to calls by African leaders and development partners to improve the provision and use of appropriate climate information to promote planning for sustainable development in Africa. The Program has been endorsed at regional meetings of African Heads of State and Government and by Africa’s Ministers of Finance, Planning, Economic Development, and the Environment. Its purpose is to explore actions required in overcoming climate information gaps, for analyses leading to adequate policies and decision-making at all levels.