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African zero carbon – first it needs peace, human rights, democracy

There is so much going on in Africa that it’s not at all surprising that each group or individual seems to be chasing a different revolution. Last week’s 33rd African Union Summit is no exception and the dialog moved from agriculture and food security, to education to finance, to E-government and e-Health and also to energy. Despite the Communiqué of the 2020 Africa Energy Leaders’ Summit going out in late January, and a press conference on the last day of the Addis Ababa event on February 10th, very little progress seems to have been made around renewable energy, and behind the doors deals continue to be all about fossil fuels. That Communiqué was a plea from zero carbon activists aware…

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