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    NEWS: African countries agree to strengthen their meteorological services to reduce the impact of extreme weather events

    The third meeting of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) aimed to establish meteorological services to help save lives on the continent.


    FEATURE: Postcard from Addis Ababa – ‘Development first: addressing climate change in Africa’

    Lisa McNamara reports from the first Climate Change and Development in Africa conference held in Addis Ababa last week. Hosted by UNECA’s African Climate Policy Centre, the strong ‘development first’ message of the conference set the stage for ‘Africa’s CoP’ in Durban. Participants called for solutions to climate change and development challenges shaped by Africans, and informed by Africa’s priorities.

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