Policy Briefs

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Lights, Power, Action: Electrifying Africa

Lights, Power, Action: Electrifying Africa is a follow-up to the Africa Progress Panel’s annual flagship report Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities, published in June 2015.
This new paper seeks to build on the political momentum that has been created over the past year to increase energy access in Africa.

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Global Goals, African Realities

The SDGs will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa –– whose rapidly growing population most needs the change that the agenda describes. That’s why the same concerns that drive the SDGs have been taken up over the last four years by the Africa Progress Panel and are summarized in the following report.

Discussion Summary | Climate Change: An African agenda

The Africa Progress Panel convened a meeting in Geneva on October 30, 2014 of experts from the private sector, governments, multilateral agencies, nongovernment organizations, think tanks and academia, to prepare for the 2015 Africa Progress Report. Participants discussed responses to climate change that also meet Africa’s needs for energy, growth, and agricultural transformation.

Climate change: An African agenda

2015 is a watershed moment for climate change. The Paris Climate Summit at the end of the year provides a focal point for international action. There is an expectation from Paris that developed countries, responsible for the lion’s share of the impact of climate change, will sign up to new targets to reduce emissions.