Climate Change: Outlines of the Algiers Declaration
The Algiers Declaration on climate change, adopted November 19, 2008 by the Conference of African Ministers of the Environment, will serve as the platform for African countries for future negotiations on climate.
The most effective strategy to address climate change is to integrate management of current climate variability and extremes with adaptation to climate change: a climate risk management and adaptation (CRMA) approach. Such an integrated strategy provides immediate benefits given the increasingly significant impacts of current climate variability and extremes on economic development in Africa. As a cross-cutting issue, CRMA requires a comprehensive approach, combining due diligence in regular Bank operations (at project, country and sector level) with targeted assistance to RMCs. The new CRMA Strategy will guide the Bank’s efforts in these two areas.