Enhancing action on adaptation in Africa

Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) aims to strengthen collaboration on adaptation across the continent through high-level pan-African and regional dialogues, adaptation action on the ground, and addressing the adaptation financing gap.

It is designed as the initiative for Africa driven by Africa. To address the increasing challenges of climate change, in 2015, the 25th African Union Summit provided a mandate to the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) to develop a proposal for enhancing support to Africa on adaptation together with the African Group of Negotiators. As a result, in December 2015, African Heads of States launched the AAI at the COP21 in Paris.

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Call for inputs to the State of Adaptation in Africa Report

The Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), supported by UNDP and the EU, is preparing the State of Adaptation in Africa Report (SoAR) that aims to inform the African Heads of States, the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), policymakers and others, helping to accelerate adaptation that supports development priorities in the region as outlined in the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

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The announcement of the first steering committee comes at a critical time as the African continent looks at ways to anticipate and manage the adverse effects of climate change that continues to threaten the economic growth of African states and impede progress toward achieving their national development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).





Enhancing action on adaptation in Africa- The Africa Adaptation Initiative

Event type: The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Location: The European Union Pavilion
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