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The African Development Bank (AfDB), as a key implementing agency for the $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has launched a new Growing Green series to expand stakeholder and public knowledge about its CIF partnership in Africa.
The series includes:
“We are launching this series because we believe it is critical to build stakeholder and public understanding of the extraordinary work African countries are committed to through their AfDB CIF plans,” stated Mafalda Duarte, AfDB’s CIF coordinator and chief climate change specialist. “With Africa on the move toward economic and social growth, African nations’ work to take climate change into account can help ensure the region’s success and can also stand as an example to other regions.”
The first brochure and newsletter in the series offer examples demonstrating that Africa has begun to move significantly forward in achieving climate-smart development, through low-carbon and climate resilient solutions, with AfDB and CIF support.
As the documents show, the 16 countries in the AfDB/CIF portfolio are on tap to carry out 25 projects: 16 in renewable energy, 3 forest projects, 5 climate resilience projects, and 1 transport project. Of these 25 projects, 11 are already approved and are getting up and running, with $450 million of CIF funds and an additional $1.1 billion from the AfDB. Projected results from the portfolio include:
The AfDB partnership with CIF African pilot countries is part of the Bank’s strategic commitment to help African nations embed climate action as a fundamental element of their work to ensure effective poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
AfDB will publish the brochure on a semi-annual basis and will distribute the newsletter every three months to keep stakeholders and interested people in the public up to date about developments in their CIF portfolio. The Bank also produces an annual report at the beginning of every calendar year to summarize the AfDB/CIF portfolio’s status.