Event

Second Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa

The second Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-II) conference of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) provides a forum for dialogue and engagement with various stakeholders involved in climate and development in Africa. Convened under the theme "Climate and Development in Africa: Advancing knowledge, policy and practice," the conference is expected to provide a platform to: exchange knowledge and ideas to further the research, policy and practice; determine the strategic direction for the ClimDev-Africa programme; increase awareness and understanding of the current situation, including the state of policy, research and future needs for climate information; raise awareness on access and development of energy sources and their roles in development and economic transformation in Africa; and strengthen the preparedness of African negotiators ahead of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The ClimDev-Africa Programme is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).  

dates: 19-20 October 2012   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   contact: African Climate Policy Center   phone: +251-11-544-4069   fax: +251-11-551-4416   e-mail: CCDA@uneca.org   www: http://new.uneca.org/ccda2/home_ccda2.aspx