Africa poised for just transition to renewable energy, new report says

The Standard

Mactilda Mbenywe

"A new report, titled 'Just Transition: A Climate, Energy, and Development Vision for Africa,' authored by a collective of independent climate and energy experts, highlights the potential for Africa to bypass fossil fuel-dependent development and embrace cleaner, cheaper, renewable energy.

The report warns against the Global North’s tragic obsession with dirty energy, which has left Africans at the mercy of the impacts of the climate crisis."

"Africa has the potential to lead the world in renewable energy and demonstrate a new development model for the 21st Century."

"By embracing renewable energy, Africa can address energy poverty, achieve food security, and contribute to global climate goals while securing a brighter future for its people."