News & Events
- From: 28/01/2019
- To: 29/01/2019
- Location: Ouarzazate, Morocco
The year 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), one of the largest funds in the world for climate-smart investments, across more than 300 projects in 72 middle-income and developing countries.
27/12/2018 - In Africa, as elsewhere, urbanized locations exert pressure on already vulnerable populations impacted by lack of access to potable water supply, sanitation and waste management, energy supply, transport infrastructure and services.
26/12/2018 - With more than 20,000 participants from over 190 countries, COP24 commenced in the hope that countries will create a rulebook that will turn the Paris climate agreement into reality and hold down rising temperature to well below 2 degrees. During the conference, countries focused on establishing rules, figuring out financing and devising ways to verify that nations are meeting their commitments. "we are in deep trouble with climate change," said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his speech at the conference
26/12/2018 - African countries made ambitious commitments to respond to climate change in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - a set of commitments necessqry for determining progress and raising ambition since the Paris Agreement came into effect in November 2016. As of November 2018, 189 Parties to the UNFCCC had ratified their NDCs, including 90% of African countries.
21/12/2018 - At the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP24), in Katowice, Poland, the global community fleshed out the rules to govern the Paris Agreement. Rules necessary to ensure the most vulnerable communities are not left alone to deal with the adverse effects in a world in which global warming has risen above 1.5°C.
20/12/2018 - This year’s UN Climate Summit (COP24) has come and gone. For the over 20,000 partiticpants who made the journey to Katowice, Poland for the summit, COP24 was mostly about getting global attention for the climate change issues in their respective jurisdictions. For delegates from Africa, the summit was more than a show-shop: COP24 was an opportunity for the continent to recalibrate its climate change aspirations and credentials.
20/12/2018 - Approximately 64% of the African Continent is found within a transboundary river or lake basin, or sits on a transboundary aquifer, containing 805 freshwater resources. As climate change exacerbates challenges already inherent in Africa’s hydrological cycle, and affects different parts of a watershed differently, it is clear that there is a need to highlight the importance of transboundary perspectives in adaptation and decision-making, and support efforts to include these within states planning and actions, including finance activities.
19/12/2018 - Lors du dernier jour de la Conférence des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP24), vendredi 14 décembre 2018, la Banque africaine de développement a organisé en son Pavillon une table ronde sur la gestion des risques liés aux émissions de dioxyde de carbone par les pays exploitant des combustibles fossiles.