Pillar 4: Environmental sustainability natural resources management and disaster risk management

Climate change and economic development

Nairobi: Although Africa contributes only about 3.8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is among the most vulnerable in the world. According to IPCC's climate change modelling results, decreasing water resources as a result of climate change is heavily affecting water levels of major rivers and lakes in Africa.

G7 countries, top insurers team up for climate change resilience

Berlin: German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has unveiled the new G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance, during a high-level forum attended by, as well as decision‑makers from the G7 and developing countries, the insurance industry, academia and civil society. The Initiative was presented during the G7 Stakeholder Conference on Climate Risk Insurance: "Reducing risks, in

African countries should incorporate green development strategies

Addis Ababa: African countries should follow the footsteps of Ethiopia in implement a green economy strategy to mitigate climate change, an official said. The green strategy that Ethiopia has been implementing is contributing a lot for the improvement of the country's and the region's ecosystem, said Fatima Denton, Director of Climate Policy Centre.

African strategy on climate change

We, African ministers of the environment,

Having met in Cairo from 4 to 6 March 2015 at the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment,

Cairo Declaration: Managing Africa’s natural capital for sustainable development and poverty eradication

We, African ministers of the environment, having met in Cairo from 4 to 6 March 2015 at the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment,

Recognizing the commendable role that the Conference has played in the 30 years since its establishment in Cairo in 1985, especially in facilitating consensus-building and enhancing Africa’s effective participation in global and regional dialogue and action for the achievement of the continent’s environmental and sustainable development interests,

Can Latin America blaze a trail towards a Paris climate deal?

This year marks a watershed for Latin America as governments decide what they are willing to contribute to a new climate agreement in Paris this December. This is not just a question of offers to tackle climate change – how governments define their plans will determine the level of political buy-in from citizens, civil society, and businesses. The implementation of ambitious and solid contributions is more likely if constituencies consider them beneficial, credible, and legitimate.

AfDB showcases initiatives for addressing climate change

The first Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit (ACRIS I), which concluded on April 29, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, offered an opportunity for the African Development Bank to showcase its Climate Safeguard System (CSS). It aligns with the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022, whose core objective is to promote green growth through sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure in the region.

Financing Sustainable Energy for All & Sustainable Energy for All in the FFD Draft Document

In order to achieve the three objectives of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) by 2030, current annual investments need to be doubled in the areas of energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The first SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework1 report concluded that it is more feasible to achieve the three objectives jointly than to pursue any one of them individually.

Development Effectiveness Review 2014 – energy

Energy is one of the most essential requirements for Africa’s development. In the 21st century, it is a matter of concern that over 620 million Africans still live without the benefits of an electricity connection. A reliable and affordable energy supply is key to generating the broad‑based and inclusive economic growth needed to make major inroads into poverty; it can transform the lives and livelihoods of Africans, helping them to take charge of their own development.

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