Why ‘powered’ Africa is key to its economic transformation

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For the very short term without adequate investment, good governance, and strong leadership, Africa cannot take a leadership role – globally – in leap-frogging from current energy systems to efficient, resilient and low-carbon economies.

Africa's largest wind farm, the 140 MW Tangiers I "Dhar Saadane" facility was inaugurated on June 2010. With capacity to generate 526.5 GWh a year, resulting power generation is equivalent to more than 126,000 tones of oil equivalent (TEP) each year and prevents the emission of close to 370,000 tones of CO2 annually.


It’s Africa’s moment to lead on climate, say Kofi Annan and Robert Rubin in the Washington Post

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Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today. To avoid catastrophe, we must dramatically reduce the carbon intensity of our modern energy systems, which have set us on a collision course with our planetary boundaries.

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Kofi Annan supports the encyclical on climate change by His Holiness Pope Francis

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“As Pope Francis reaffirms, climate change is an all-encompassing threat: it is a threat to our security, our health, and our sources of fresh water and food.”