Africa Development Bank (AfDB) president Akin Adesina at COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, called for "global climate justice for Africa" because "Africa alone cannot carry the burden of adapting to climate change." But the continent isn't sitting and folding its arms. The AfDB president said, "Africa has developed an effective mechanism - the African Risk Capacity Insurance - to help countries cope with extreme weather events, through insurance for catastrophic events" and "what is needed now is support to assist African countries in meeting the insurance premium costs." Find out more. More about AfDB in this BRIEFING.
Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the Africa Day jointly organized by the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank, November 21, 2016, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
African Development Bank, 22 November 2016
Your Excellency, Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; my dear friend President Werner Hoyer of the European Investment Bank; Honorable Ministers; Mr.… Read more »
"Africa alone cannot carry the burden of adapting to climate change. There must be global climate justice for Africa. Africa has developed an effective mechanism - the African Risk Capacity Insurance - to help countries cope with extreme weather events, through insurance for catastrophic events" - AfDB President Akin Adesina
COP22 - "Global Finance Mechanisms Must Pay for Africa's Rising Climate Bill," Adesina Tells Marrakech Conference
African Development Bank, 18 November 2016
Urgent action needed to stop climate-induced displacement of public expenditures Global finance mechanisms to pay for insurance premiums AREI is fully operational; time for the G7… Read more »
Mahamadou Issoufou (President of Niger), Azali Assoumani (President of Comoros), Akinwumi Adesina (African Development Bank Group President), Alpha Condé (President of Guinea). Presidents of Niger, Comoros and Guinea support AfDB's president Akin Adesina's call for global climate insurance premium payments for Africa
Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at Africa Day, COP 22, November 16, 2016, Marrakesh, Morocco
African Development Bank, 16 November 2016
Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen! Read more »
African Development Bank to Leverage Climate Finance for Urban Resilience in Africa
African Development Bank, 15 November 2016
The UN climate talks entered their second week in Marrakech, with Ministers and delegates discussing the progress made since Paris. The African Development Bank and its partners… Read more »
At Africa Day, the day when the continent is in the spotlight at the COP22 meetings underway in Marrakech, African leaders called for speedy action for the implementation of the ... Read more »
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