Africa has incredible resources that can finance rapid and sustained development. Its unparalleled solar, wind, hydro and geothermal power resources, for example, offer the region incredible opportunity to build low-carbon energy systems for all.
A video featuring quotes from leaders on the challenges and opportunities that exist in Africa's energy and climate sectors. This video, among others, was showcased in the Africa Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference - COP21 - in Paris.
Heavy floods continue to wreak havoc in Africa leaving major roads impassable due to El Nino. DW spoke to Max Bankole Jarrett, Deputy Director of the Africa Progress Panel. This interview is in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference - COP21 - taking place in Paris on 30 November to 11 December, 2015. Listen to the original interview...
Africa's energy deficit holds back the economic growth needed to create jobs and lift people out of poverty. Africa’s leaders have no choice but to bridge the energy gap, urgently. Nevertheless, they do have a choice about how to bridge the gap. They have an amazing opportunity, to show the rest of the world the way to a sustainable future.
Can we stave off catastrophic climate change while building the energy systems needed to power growth, create jobs, and lift millions of people out of poverty? That’s a crucial question for Africa.
This animation explains the key messages in Africa Progress Report 2015, "Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s energy and climate opportunities.
The Africa Progress Report 2015 explains the bold steps that leaders globally and in Africa must take to achieve this vision. Above all, the report shows that the global climate moment is also Africa’s moment – Africa’s moment to lead the world.