Global Climate Resolutions.

Eleventh Conference on Climate Change and Development In Africa.
The Olive Branch Africa Was part of the XI- CCDA In Nairobi Ahead Of The Africa Climate Summit.
  • The 11th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa at safariPark Hotel.

The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank, to support climate interventions in African countries. The initiative hosts the annual conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA). The CCDA is traditionally convened each year, in partnership with the Government of any African Union Member State that hosts the Conference, ahead of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP). The annual conference brings together different African stakeholder groups on climate change to discuss key climate change and development challenges facing the continent as well as identify opportunities and solutions. The conference promotes evidence-based and analytically grounded contributions that feed into the African common position international discourse on climate change.

This year, the ClimDev-Africa partners, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Forestry of the Government of Kenya and with the support of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) convened the eleventh CCDA (CCDA-XI) conference on September 1 – 3, 2023 in Nairobi, as the technical segment of the Africa Climate Summit (ACS) under the ACS theme; “African Solidarity for Global Climate Action”. The technical segment had featured expert group discussions to address the sub themes of the ACS.
CCDA-XI is structured as a high-level policy, climate change and development experts and stakeholders pre-summit event that developed outcome statements and contributed to the recommendations of the ACS declarations on the sub themes.
The overall objective of the CCDA–XI was to produce detailed analytical data-driven and evidence-based recommendations on the various sub themes of the ACS. Reports from the conference contributed to the outcome statements for African Heads of State, towards and beyond the UNFCCC COP28 to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Organization and the Structure of CCDA – XI
As the technical segment of the ACS was organized around the themes of the Summit. Experts drawn from diverse backgrounds in Africa’s socio-economic and political spheres produced detailed papers on the status of each of the subthemes. The papers informed Expert Group Meetings which were convened in Nairobi, and whose main purpose was to review the technical papers, validate the content and produce outcome statements for the Summit. The first day of the CCDA consisted of technical meetings of these expert groups, while the second day was a High-Level segment for policy and decision-makers to review and finalize statements for the Summit.
The Conference sub themes of the Summit
-Energy transition/renewable energy.
-Extractive industries, mining, critical minerals, and manufacturing powering the just transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways.
-Agriculture, Nature Based Solutions, and the Blue Economy.
-Resilient infrastructure and urbanization.
-Natural capital and green finance.
-Adaptation and resilience to climate risk.