Climate Change

Action Plan on Climate Change
Climate Change is affecting all countries, but Least Developed Countries and other vulnerable developing countries are expected to be hit earliest and hardest. Africa will be particularly affected in terms of food security, sustainable water supply and extreme weather phenomena such as floods, droughts and threats of desertification. Economies and livelihoods of an increasing number of communities, countries and sub-regions in Africa continue to decline due to desert encroachment partly emanating from climate change and locally generated land degradation processes.

Draft Joint Roadmap on the Climate Change Partnership
The joint roadmap was presented during the 12th Africa-EU Ministerial Troika on 28 April 2009 in Luxembourg. The roadp map will serve as the basis for further work on the implementation of the 1st Action Plan (2008-2010) of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. All activities under this partnership will take place under the following overarching priorities:
A. Capacity development of Africa for climate change.
B. Support to adaptation and mitigation efforts in Africa.
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EU Member States Implementation Teams
Leading EU MS Country: France
Interested EU MS Countries: Belgium, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, General Secretariat of the
Council, European Commission, Italy, Denmark, United Kingdom

AU Member States Implementation Teams
Leading AU MS Countries: Morocco
Interested AU MS Countries: Morocco, Burundi, Gabon, Egypt, South Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Nigeria, Algeria, Congo, Niger
Chair Expert Group: Morocco

Key Documents

  • AU-EU study to assess the scope and pre-feasibility of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative
  • Joint ACP-EU Declaration on Climate change and Development
  • European Parliament Draft Report on building a Global Climate Change Alliance between the European Union and poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change, Mai 2008 – pdf
  • ‘Climate Change and International Security’ – Report by Javier Solana, March 2008 – pdf
  • Action Plan on Climate Change, December 2007 – pdf
  • Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament – Building a Global Climate Change Alliance between the European Union and poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change, COM/2007/0540 final, Oct. 2007 – hmtl
  • Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social committee and the Committee of the Regions – Winning the Battle Against Global Climate Change, COM/2005/0035 final, Feb. 2005 – pdf
  • Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament – Climate Change in the Context of Development Cooperation, COM(2003)85 final, March 2003 – pdf
  • Events

  • Conference on ‘Climate Change and ACP responses’ , February 2008 – html
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