News & Events
17/07/2013 - Décidé à Copenhague fin 2009, le Fonds vert pour le climat (FVC) a été officiellement créé en 2010 par les accords de Cancún. À l’heure où le changement climatique bouleverse le quotidien de milliards de personnes, la création de ce fonds répond à une demande forte des pays en développement, désireux de trouver des financements concessionnels pour soutenir leur transition vers un modèle de développement sobre en carbone et résilient au changement climatique.
Categories: Tunisia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, Green Growth Initiative, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Energy & Power
12/07/2013 - For the fifth time the African Development Bank was a co-organizer of the Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) along with UN agencies, the World Bank and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). This important forum was held from July 3-5, 2013 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, African Carbon Support Program, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)
08/07/2013 - A new project supported by the African Development Group (AfDB) plans to exploit the geothermal potential in the Lake Assal region to enable Djiboutian population’s access to a reliable, renewable and affordable source of energy.
Categories: Djibouti, Kenya, Energy & Power, Environment, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Partnerships, Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Private Sector, Civil Society, ADF
02/07/2013 - The Global Environment Facility Council has approved a grant of USD 11.3 million, to be channeled through the AfDB, for climate adaptation activities in Cameroon, Djibouti and Kenya,.
Categories: Djibouti, Kenya, Cameroon, Madagascar, Angola, Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Green Growth Initiative, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
13/05/2013 - The African Development Bank, renewed its support for climate change resilience in Madagascar, Benin and Angola in accessing US $17.8 million of adaptation finance in the form of grants from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) during the second quarter of 2013. It follows the approval last March of US $18.6 million for three water and sanitation projects.
04/09/2012 - In an effort to expand financing opportunities for climate change adaptation, the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) held a training program for Bank staff on July 18 and 19 in Tunis, Tunisia. The event gave Bank task managers, country economists and country portfolio officers a better understanding of two financing windows established under the Climate Change Conventions and hosted at the GEF: the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) totaling US $780 million in pledges.
12/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has secured and will implement additional resources amounting to USD 43 million to stimulate Africa’s climate resilience. These resources were obtained at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 42nd Council Meeting (5-7 June 2012), which approved three initiatives that will offer far-reaching benefits to African nations for better forest management, climate technology transfer and private sector engagement in renewable energy. In addition, these resources are expected to leverage USD 360 million in co-financing.
15/12/2011 - Under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the African Development Bank (AfDB) will continue to develop a pipeline in the areas of climate adaptation and mitigation, land degradation and international waters in 2012. One to watch is a USD 7.2 million GEF grant project that the Bank is helping the Mano River Union (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire) prepare to support conservation of the Upper Guinea Forest.
23/11/2011 - At its 41st Council Meeting held in Washington, D.C. on 9 and10 November 2011, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a grant of USD 20.5 million for the Lake Chad Basin Regional Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Efficiency.
12/04/2011 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have organized a two-day workshop in Tunis aimed at familiarizing AfDB staff with cost-effective ways of accessing enhanced GEF resources for environment and climate change related operations. Through presentations and discussions on strategies, projects and programmes, the GEF delegates and AfDB-GEF coordinator advised operational staff and task managers on how to improve accessibility to GEF environment funds.