All aboard! Energy, green minerals, planning processes for a just transition in Africa.

  • DATE / TIME:
    September 8, 2023    10:00 - 10:00

    UNU-INRA will host a side-event at Africa Climate Week 2023 in Nairobi, on Friday 8 August at 09:00 am EAT.

    The global drive towards net zero necessitates rapid transition to clean energy systems. Without specific efforts to ensure an equitable transition, existing injustices in the current energy systems will be exacerbated, resulting in winners and losers.

    Africa remains the biggest potential clean energy and green transitions growth pole with critical minerals for the global green and digital transitions. However, Africa is still energy poor, and despite contributing the least emissions, Africa is suffering the worst impacts of climate change.

    The side-event will explore new investments in the energy sector, current dynamics related to critical green minerals and identify how policy priorities can enable credible planning processes for a low carbon development.

    Register here to join virtually.

    Find more details about the side-event here:

    UNU-INRA ACW23 Side-Event Concept Note