Poland

21-Dec-2018

Powering Small Developing Island States with 100% renewable energy

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. The effects of global warming are already affecting countries and regions around the world. This is especially the case for Small  Developing Island Nations (SIDS) like the Seychelles. The Republic of the Seychelles is one of the island...
19-Dec-2018

“Desert to Power Initiative” for Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project is set to stretch across the Sahel region and expected to connect 250 million people with electricity by tapping into the region’s abundant solar resource. According to AfDB, energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually. Recently, the details...
21-Nov-2013

AfDB underscores climate solutions at Africa Day, COP 19

Achieving food security and more resilient agriculture requires both adaptation to climate change and lower emission intensities per output. This rationale, brought to the forefront by the African Development Bank (AfDB), during Africa Day, requires a major shift towards more efficient use of land, water, soil nutrients and genetic resources, together with considerable changes in governance, legislation, policies and financial mechanisms. The event, under the theme of Climate Change and Agricultural Development in Africa took place on the 19th November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, during the...
20-Nov-2013

AfDB promotes green and sustainable growth in Africa at UN Climate Talks in Warsaw

The African Development Bank’s green growth side event at the 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, provided a strong case for the collective objective of ensuring the transition to green growth and sustainable development in Africa. The side event titled “Transitioning towards Green Growth in Africa: The Role of the African Development Bank and other regional institutions” held on Monday, November 18, promoted the exchange of experiences and best practices with a view to replicating these in the future. “By 2030, Mozambique would have transitioned to a green economy,”...
19-Nov-2013

AfDB fully supports low-carbon transport agenda at UN Climate Talks

“Mainstreaming adaptation and climate change resilience into transport infrastructure development is a gradual process that is to be tackled at a strategic level,” was a key message from the African Development Bank, a co-sponsor of Transport Day 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, on November 17, during the UN Climate Negotiations known as COP19. The full-day event aimed to raise awareness of the importance of the transport sector within the climate change debate in general, and within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. The AfDB has financed the...
11-Nov-2013

AfDB to Support Africa’s Green Growth Agenda at COP 19

African Water Facility project recognized during UN climate talks The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) Project in Monrovia funded by the African Water Facility (AWF) was showcased and recognized on November 21 and 22 as one of 17 outstanding climate innovations during the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Read More AfDB underscores climate solutions at Africa Day Achieving food security and more resilient agriculture requires both adaptation to climate change and lower emission intensities per output. This rationale, brought to the forefront by the...