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Jeremy Corbyns

UK Parliament Declares a Climate Emergency

On Wednesday the 1st May 2019, the House of Commons became the first parliament in the world to declare a climate emergency. More info
Workshop on Gender Climate Information Services underway in ACCRA

Workshop on Gender Climate Information Services underway in ACCRA

A Consultative Workshop on Gender Climate Information Services has begun in Accra. More info



United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

UN Chief: Our Job in Katowice is to Finalize the Paris Agreement Work Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres' remarks at the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. More info

Why UN climate science reports have Africa-shaped gaps

Why UN climate science reports have Africa-shaped gaps

The 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa opened in Nairobi Wednesday, October 10 with (AUC), (ECA) and (AfDB)More info

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Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII)

10-12 October 2018. Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII). More info
Edwin Muhumuza

Climate Change means more landslides; what’s Uganda’s long term strategy?

In Africa, countries that have experienced such severe landslides in recent years include Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda. More info
African Group Outlines Expectations for COP 24

African Group Outlines Expectations for COP 24

11 October 2018: African countries have solidified their position and articulated their expectations ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC in December 2018. More info

James Murombedzi

ECA will continue to explore ways to help Africa fight climate change & build resilience, says ACPC’s Murombedzi

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. More info

Demis Mekuriyaw

Africa's Top Environment and Climate Change Journalists Honoured At Climate Conference

Nairobi — Africa's top environmental journalists were honoured last night at a glitzy ceremony at the ongoing Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA - VII) conference in Nairobi. More info

Africa Climate Meeting In Progress In Nairobi

Africa Climate Meeting In Progress In Nairobi

Panelists and delegates agreed knowing the interconnectedness of issues related to water (SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation), food security (SDG 2: Zero hunger), and energy (SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy), for instance, to the NDCs and Agenda 2063, was essential to manage the continent’s environmental resources in an integrated way. More info

Economic Commission For Africa Pledges Continued Support To Africa’s Push For Inclusive Climate-Resilient Development

ECA Pledges Continued Support To Africa’s Push For Inclusive Climate-Resilient Development

The 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa opened in Nairobi Wednesday, October 10 with (AUC), (ECA) and (AfDB) pledging to continue working together to make Africa’s development sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient. More info

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

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. More info

James Murombedzi

Africa will not attain the SDGs or Agenda 2063 unless urgent climate actions are taken, says ECA’s Murombedzi

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. More info