News & Events
17/12/2018 - The private sector is key to mobilising green investment and sustainable development in Africa. Climate change presents a US$3 trillion investment opportunity in Africa by 2030. 75% of the investment is expected to come from the private sector to complement public sector financing. This calls for innovative approaches to attract and steer financial ﬂows consistent with a pathway towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
17/12/2018 - More than 80% of Africa’s population growth over the next 30 years will occur in cities. Urban centres will generate the bulk of C02 emissions and waste, while also remaining highly vulnerable to climate impacts.
17/12/2018 - With only one day remaining of the UN Climate summit COP24 in Poland, countries are still negotiating how the Paris Agreement should be implemented, and developing a detailed rulebook that will limit the rise in the global temperature to below 2 degrees, and thus avoid catastrophe.
11/12/2018 - To make a success of the implementation of the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in Africa, consideration must be given to adopting special legislation on climate and the fight against corruption. This may be a quite a challenge, but it also promises great opportunities.
11/12/2018 - Africa is the continent with the most rapidly growing urban population, at an estimated annual rate of 3%. The surge in population is paired with rapid urbanisation and increased transportation. Consequently, emissions from transportation are growing significantly all across Africa, further driven by urban sprawl, rapid motorization and low levels of institutional capacity to manage traffic and its impact.
11/12/2018 - One week into the United Nations climate negotiations at COP24, the importance of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in implementing the Paris Agreement is receiving increased attention. This is because the African Development Bank hosted an event on 10th December designed to encourage cooperation between regional NDC hubs (African, Pacific and, Caribbean) and to strengthen their roles in integrating NDCs into national development plans.
11/12/2018 - For most African countries, agriculture is a key sector: it employs over 60% of the working population of the continent and contributes 16,2% to Africa's GDP. Agriculture is also essential in the fight against poverty and to ensure the food security and survival of rural communities. But how can rural areas and their populations adapt to climate change as well as guarantee the sustainability of farming activities?