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Africa sets a high bar for climate action

Africa could lead the way in 2019 to a strong global response to the call at COP24, in Katowice, for updated and strengthened nationally determined contributions (NDCs) by 2020 to close the mitigation and adaptation gap. African countries met in Accra, Ghana in late March for the Africa Climate Week, with the theme “Climate Action […]

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Sustainable energy access: from policy to the people

Clean, affordable and reliable energy access is one of the most important requisites for decent livelihoods, next to water and food. Unfortunately, our current energy system excludes a major portion of world’s population from this fundamental right. In several poor energy-importing countries, the high costs of fossil fuels now eat up more than 10% of […]

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Africans for Africa: Local sustainable energy solutions

About 600 million people (and more than 10 million micro-enterprises) across Africa have no access to electricity. And many more people still depend on wood fuels to cook. Despite this long-standing difficult energy context, country leaders have traditionally been more concerned with industry’s needs for electricity than with the rural poor. It is not uncommon […]

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