Africa NDC Hub

27-Mar-2019

Climate change in Africa: “A race we must win and a race we will win,” African Development Bank says

Fighting climate change with robust implementation of national commitments and partnerships was the main thrust of African Development Bank’s Director of Climate Change and Green Growth, Dr. Anthony Nyong’s closing remarks at the end of Africa Climate Week. “The vibrancy of these last few days says it all, Africa is engaged. Africa is not a victim; we are a partner in the fight against climate change. We are a solid market, with significant resources to move the needle on the global temperature goal. Climate change is a race we can win, a race we must win, and, with Africa’s participation...
11-Dec-2018

Operationalising the NDCs in Africa: "Think in terms of development opportunities, not obstacles or challenges"

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. This was the conclusion of a panel discussion hosted on Monday 10th December, 2018, on Day 7 of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24), by the African Development Bank in its Pavilion. The session was jointly organised by the Africa Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDs) and the Pan...
11-Dec-2018

Regional Hubs to aid countries in achieving NDCs

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. “The promise of $100 billion per year by 2020 is not aid! Our regions are endowed with national...
16-Nov-2017

Fighting climate change in Africa: AfDB launches Africa NDC Hub with 10 partners

Africa Day, held on 15 November within COP23 in Bonn, was the springboard for the official launch of Africa NDC Hub, the African Platform for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative is intended to help the 54 African countries fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, in other words, to put their respective NDCs into action without neglecting their own development priorities. "This platform is a response to requests made by various African countries," said Amadou Hott, AfDB vice president for...
13-Nov-2017

COP23: Update on the AfDB’s Climate Actions 2017

A panel on the African Development Bank’s Climate Actions in 2017 was held on Sunday, November 12, as a pre-forum of the COP23 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership Forum at Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany. The event was designed to update stakeholders on the Bank’s activities and achievements in the climate change space in 2017 as well as to inform stakeholders of some exciting new initiatives. Anthony Nyong, the Director of the Bank’s Climate Change and Green Growth Department, introduced the Africa NDC Hub. The Africa Nationally Determined...
20-Sep-2017

WWF partners with AfDB on the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions Hub

The Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF) and the African Development Bank have joined forces to advance the work of the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Hub in addressing the impacts of climate change on the continent. The African Development Bank’s Climate Change and Green Growth Department set up the African Nationally Determined Contributions Hub last August to serve as a resource pool for regional member countries, and to coordinate activities across various related sectors. The Hub supports African countries in implementing their NDCs as part of the voluntary...