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Monthly Archives: October 2010


Opening Statement by Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ECA

Your Excellency Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Your Excellency, Mr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, African Union Commissioners, Excellencies, Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen It is my distinct honour and great pleasure to welcome you all to ECA and [...]

By | October 12th, 2010|News|1 Comment

African Development Forum to address adaptation issues in a changing climate

AU-ECA Joint Press Release No. 67/2010 Addis Ababa, 10 October 2010 (AU-ECA) -  Over seven hundred climate change practitioners are expected to attend the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF VII) from 10–15 October, 2010 on the theme, "Acting on Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa" . The forum is being co-organized by United Nations Economic [...]

By | October 12th, 2010|News|0 Comments

The Seventh African Development Forum (ADF-VII) 10 – 15 oct. 2010

About ADF VII Climate change is one of the most challenging threats to sustainable development in Africa.  Although the continent contributes only about 3.8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, its countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change in the world.  This vulnerability derives from multiple stresses coupled with low adaptive capacity.  First, the [...]

By | October 10th, 2010|News|2 Comments