Africa can play a leading role in fighting climate change

2023-09-03 22:01:05
Africa can play a leading role in fighting climate change

Africa has the opportunity to play a key role in promoting energy independence for itself as well as cutting emissions globally, African Business said in a report.

The Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance launched by Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Egypt, Morocco and Mauritania is a good start as the block looks to be a key producer and exporter of green hydrogen to the world.

The public sector must play a leading role in green investment. This includes setting up legal frameworks, outlining policies that encourage markets to deliver clean energy, and providing public financing for green projects. This will attract private finance and help to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future.

Private-public partnerships can help develop and apply new technologies for green energy, such as floating windfarms, green hydrogen production, and drones in farming. They can also help develop nature-based solutions for climate change, such as re-forestation and disaster preparedness.


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