4 of February 2016

2016 AfDB Annual Meetings to focus on energy and climate change

The 2016 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank will take place from May 23 to May 27, 2016 at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.

The theme of this year’s meetings is “Energy and Climate Change”, and draws on one of the Bank’s “High 5” priority areas, namely to “Light up and Power Africa”. It also reflects the Bank’s New Deal on Energy and the key resolutions from the recent UN climate talks (COP21) on global warming.

The 2016 Annual Meetings theme is aligned with two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 7 to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and SDG 13 to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.