The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more
11/12/2018 - The role of technology and climate information in helping Africa mitigate and adapt to climate change now and in the future cannot be underestimated. From creating more sustainable technologies to building resilience to climate change to estimating the amount of water needed for sustainable agriculture, the applications of technology and climate information are endless. In all these approaches, the use of climate information to mitigate disaster and reduce risk is particularly critical.
10/12/2018 - “Women’s voice is critical, from local to the national, in planning and implementation. We must ensure women are given the skills tools and finance to address the climate change challenge,” Mafalda Duarte, Head of the Climate Investment Funds, urged attendees Monday, at a side-event at the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
10/12/2018 - In Africa, where many countries are exposed to risks of climate-change induced natural disaster, it is imperative to create integrated joint risk management strategies. This is because the economies of many African countries depend upon climate-sensitive sectors, such as agriculture, infrastructure, forestry, and fisheries.
07/12/2018 - REDD+, the mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, is celebrating ten years of implementation in Africa. It was the occasion for the African Development Bank to bring together in its Pavilion, at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, experts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burkina Faso, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire for a dedicated session. A representative of civil society and another from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) were also present.
07/12/2018 - Africa’s Sahel region is sitting on a goldmine when it comes to renewable energy, the African Development Bank said on Tuesday at COP24. The Bank noted that at a time when about 600 million Africans are without electricity, stable economies can be built by harnessing solar energy.
À la pointe de la lutte contre le changement climatique en Afrique, la Banque africaine de développement sera présente cette fois encore au Sommet mondial pour le climat, dite COP24 qui, cette année, se tient à Katowice, en Pologne, du 3 au 14 décembre 2018.
06/12/2018 - The African continent is one of the regions most impacted by the effects of climate change, and least capable to deal with them. The Global South in general, and Africa in particular, require capacity building and technology transfers to ensure their resilience to climate change, and this need has been clearly outlined in the Paris Agreement and the ongoing climate discussions.
05/12/2018 - On Tuesday, the second day of the UN climate change conference (COP24) the African Development Bank held a session on energy efficiency in Africa in its Pavilion, where panellists reflected on the lessons of the many energy-efficiency initiatives that have emerged in Africa.