Fair Climate Transition - Part 1

Thu 2 Nov
10:30 - 12:00 UTC
Digital Event


With COP28 on the horizon, the Fair Climate Transition debate has reached its peak. Dignitaries from around the world have begun listening to African governments about the need for an equitable approach to achieving global climate goals. Africa’s long-term growth and prosperity are inextricably linked to a successful climate transition, but the immediate needs of Africans and African business are far from being met .

This webinar series of 3 episodes seeks to uncover the African private sector perspective, its needs and challenges to building African prosperity amid a global climate transition.




– Episode 1 –

How to reconcile African prosperity and energy transition?

Like every country in the world, African nations strive for prosperity. Prosperity means levels of industry, infrastructure and household electrification which allow Africans a comfortable standard of living. Achieving this ambition requires not only energy supply but crucially translates to surging future energy demand in Africa.

In the first episode of our three-part series, our guests debate whether Africa’s energy aspirations can be reconciled with global climate goals focused on energy austerity. From exposing the stark realities of energy poverty and rising consumption in line with demographic growth, to finding solutions in a diverse energy mix and domestic financing for downstream energy infrastructure – listen to the experts tackle the Fair Climate Transition.

Our line-up :

  • Peter Humi, Former CNN Paris Bureau Chief
  • H.E. Ms Doreen Ruth Amule, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uganda to France
  • Todd Moss, Executive Director, The Energy for Growth Hub
  • Omolara Gbodimowo, Strategy Director, Africa50 Infrastructure Investment Platform

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