The Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III), organized by the African Climate Policy Centre at the UNECA Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, is being held this week (October 21-23).
The Conference, an annual event, is under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Program, a joint program of key African development institutions including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank . The theme of this year's Conference is: "Africa on the rise: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development?"
The Conference will address several sub-themes that aim to share experiences and disseminate research results and assess how Africa is coping with the impact of climate change. These are:
Climate Science; Data and Services for Africa's Adaptation and Mitigation; The Role of Policy in Building Africa's Resilience to Climate Change Impacts; Green Economy and Climate Finance Opportunities in Africa; and Is the Global Climate Change Framework working for Africa? Side events at the conference will also discuss the need for African political leadership and cooperation to strengthen mainstream weather and climate services and bring them into the decision-making and development planning process, in particular in key sectors including agriculture, water resources and transport.