Main Milestones
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa: An Overview
UNECA, 2010
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

The purpose of this document is to provide context for a range of discussions at ADF VII, in order to drive forward response actions to climate change in Africa. It provides a basic overview of issues, opportunities and constraints related to sustaining development in a changing climate. There are also a number of Issue Papers to highlight essential matters for consideration in focus sessions at the Forum. These are elaborated further in the selected references. This document is not a detailed examination of the diverse aspects of climate change science. There are many such documents. Rather it seeks to provide the reader with the big picture. In order to address the matter of sustainable development in Africa through a changing climate it is important first to appreciate the true scale of the challenge and then respond accordingly. Anything less risks being irrelevant.