Climate Change



Climate Change and Green Growth - 2018 Annual Report


AfDB-CIF Annual Report 2018 - Financing Change

Welcome to the AfDB-CIF 2018 Annual Report. 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Ten years after its creation, CIF has delivered on its founding ambition to channel unparalleled levels of climate finance to developing countries. Over 300 CIF investments across 72 countries worldwide are supporting 26.5 GW in new clean power capacity, improved energy access for over 8.5 million people and 300,000 businesses, greater climate resilience for 45 million people and 44,000 businesses, and 36 million hectares of more sustainable forests

Chad - Business Climate Improvement and Economic Diversification Support Project - Appraisal Report

PACADET’s objective is to promote private sector development and economic diversification in order to lay the groundwork for inclusive economic development in Chad. Its operational objectives are to improve the investment climate by implementing two major components, namely: (i) Supporting public and private sector dialogue and investment climate reform; and (ii) Supporting entrepreneurship and investment promotion.

Changement climatique : vers un forum annuel pour encourager les investissements climatiques en Afrique

L’atelier international sur la préparation des projets d’investissement pour la Réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts (REDD+) en Afrique, s’est tenu du 13 au 15 août 2019 à Abidjan. Des experts en gestion durable des forêts venant de 18 pays africains se sont engagés à organiser annuellement un forum sur les investissements REDD+, en vue de mobiliser des fonds destinés à la lutte contre le changement climatique sur le continent. Une soixantaine d’experts africains de la REDD+, participants à l’atelier, ont adopté « Les Résolutions d’Abidjan...

African Development Bank welcomes $20 million investment from the Clean Technology Fund for the Facility for Energy Inclusion

The Clean Technology Fund (CTF) one of two multi-donor trust funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)  on August 8, 2019 approved $20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a facility sponsored by the African Development Bank to  provide sustainable financing for small-scale renewables in Africa. FEI is a $500 million financing platform whose objective is to catalyze financial support for innovative energy access solutions.  FEI On-grid, a targeted USD 400 million fund, supports improved energy access through the development of small-scale renewable...

Africa’s key development partners unite to tackle hunger as millions face food insecurity in times of climate change

Kigali, August 8, 2019 – Development partners in Africa have pledged to pool their resources to counter food insecurity on the continent. The commitment was formalized at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) held in Kigali, Rwanda, August 5-6, in partnership with the African Union, leaders of the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Bank. The event focused on strengthening and accelerating support to Africa’s food security programs and helping African...

International Workshop for the design of REDD+ Investment Projects in Africa

WHAT: International workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects WHO: The African Development Bank, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) WHEN:  Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - Friday, 16 August 2019 WHERE: African Development Bank, CCIA building, Abidjan   The Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Program (ACSA) of the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable...

African Development Bank, Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification join forces to strengthen capacity in climate change and land degradation

The African Development Bank and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM/UNCCD), in partnership with UN Women, are joining  forces to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders to tackle climate change. The resolution followed a workshop, hosted at the African Development Bank Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 10 to 12 July 2019, on the topic of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). Participants in the workshop also discussed gender issues in the context of the United Nations...

Green Climate Fund announces $20m for African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa’s climate resilience project in Ghana

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, 11 July 2019 - The Green Climate Fund has announced a $20 million grant to the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program for a climate action project to support women-led farmers’ associations and micro, small and medium enterprises in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The funds will go to the “Financing Climate Resilient Agricultural Practices in Ghana” project, following approval by the Green Climate Fund board at a meeting held 6 - 8 July 2019 in Songdo, South Korea. The board members decided to increase the grant...

La BAD acteur de la sauvegarde de l’environnement pour de meilleures conditions de vie en Afrique

La pollution atmosphérique est responsable d'environ 7 millions de décès par an, le plus grand nombre de décès étant enregistré dans les zones urbaines. En Afrique, on estime à 90%, la population exposée à la pollution de l'air intérieur, en raison de sa dépendance à l'utilisation de sources d'énergie issues de la biomasse pour la cuisson, l'éclairage et le chauffage (Source : Worldenvironmentday). Ces questions étaient au cœur des débats de...

EOI – Monitoring and evaluation specialist to support the climate smart agriculture program on integrated development and adaptation to climate change in the Niger basin (PIDACC/NB) – Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department

The African Development Bank (AfDB) seeks to recruit a highly motivated Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to assist the Agricultural Research, Production and Sustainability Division (AHAI.2) by providing technical assistance to mainstream monitoring and evaluation into the ‘Program for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Niger Basin (PIDACC/NB)’. PIDACC/NB is one of the Programs under the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA, 2017-2025) portfolio of the Bank, which aims for a sustainable and resilient transformation of African agriculture for food security in the...

World Circular Economy Forum 2019: Africa wants to go green

On 3-5 June, 2019, the third annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, organised by the Finnish innovation fund Sitra, brought together over 2,200 of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators from more than 90 countries to work towards implementing a circular economy. [row] [column md="7"] This year’s forum included a dedicated session on Africa to discuss the goal of scaling up the circular economy in the continent. Almost 70 African representatives from different parts of the continent attended the...

2018 Joint report on Multilateral Development Banks’ climate finance

This report was prepared by a group of multilateral development banks (MDBs),  composed of the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank,  the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the Islamic Development Bank  and the World Bank Group. The findings, interpretations and conclusions  expressed in this work do not necessarily reflect the official views of the MDBs’  Boards of Executive Directors or the governments they represent.

MDB climate finance hit record high of $43.1 billion in 2018

Climate financing by the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in developing countries and emerging economies rose to an all-time high of $43.1 billion in 2018, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks. This represents an increase of more than 22 per cent from the previous year, where climate finance totalled $35.2 billion. The latest MDB climate finance figures are detailed in the 2018 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, which combines data from the African Development Bank, the Asian...

The African Development Bank, partners to host workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies in East Africa

WHO: African Development Bank and partners WHAT: Workshop for Eastern Africa policy-makers on “Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies, Plans and Strategies” WHERE: EKA Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya WHEN: 16-17 May 2019 The African Development Bank and its partners will host a two-day strategy workshop for policy makers from ten East African countries. The ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies, Plans and Strategies’ event will be held at EKA Hotel on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training is part of a series of capacity building...

Dialogue structuré d’Abidjan : sur une décentralisation des contributions déterminées au niveau national

Quoi : Conférence pour l’échange et la coopération entre les autorités nationales et locales africaines sur l’atteinte des objectifs en matière d’adaptation et d’atténuation du changement climatique Qui : Ministres, maires et chefs de municipalités africaines, présidents d’associations et partenaires techniques et financiers Quand : 15-16 Mai 2019 Où : Banque africaine de développement (siège et immeuble CCIA), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire La Banque africaine de développement en partenariat avec Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis d’Afrique (CGLU Afrique) ​accueillera...

African Development Bank, Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund convene first Direct Access to climate finance meeting

To accelerate and enhance Direct Access to climate finance for developing countries that are vulnerable to climate change, the Adaptation Fund (AF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), African Development Bank   and South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are joining forces to facilitate a meeting of more than 30 accredited implementing entities in Durban, South Africa. The meeting which will run from  5-7 June, is aimed at furthering a common Community of Practice for Direct Access Entities (CPDAE) through the adoption of a governance...

African Development Bank features at Mozambique’s Growing Blue Event

The African Development Bank is focusing on building risk management systems and resilience for countries vulnerable to climate change, it told participants at the recently concluded high level conference on the Blue Economy held in Maputo, Mozambique. The conference, themed: Growing Blue: Sustainable and Shared Exploitation of the Ocean, was hosted by the government of Mozambique from May 23-24 May, 2019 and chaired by Mozambique President Filipe Nyus. Heads of states, ministers and leading policymakers from the African continent attending the two-day meeting, discussed ways to...

African Development Bank’s first symposium on Climate Change calls for increased focus on resilience building

African nations must focus on building resilience against climate change  and renew efforts to save resources spent on weather-related emergency relief to better address the needs of the vulnerable, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said on Monday.  “Africa must be more active in finding solutions to the scourge,” Adesina said in opening remarks, read on his behalf at a symposium marking the Bank’s “Climate Change and Green Growth Day held at the Abidjan headquarters.  “As a continent, we must be resolute in our efforts to find solutions. Africa...

The African Development Bank hosts the Zero Emissions Omissions Coalition

The African Development Bank and the Zero Emissions Omissions Coalition, an advocacy group dedicated to mobilising support for climate change, have met to discuss the Bank’s role in leading clean energy production on the continent and greater transparency on its investments. The coalition, consisting of non-governmental bodies and volunteers organised under the African Climate Reality Project, delivered an open letter to the Bank’s Pretoria office on 24 May, as part of an Africa Day-fossil-free future campaign. Welcoming the group, Maria Mulindi, Bank’s Director of Special...