On April 16, 2021 high-level representatives from the public and private sector will convene to explore how to stimulate the investments needed on the African continent to develop energy systems for sustainable development and achieve universal energy access in line with SDG7 and the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change. More information and registration can be found here.
Green – and thus clean and renewable – hydrogen is considered a future complement to other energy sources in order to completely decarbonise our energy system. The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) commissioned a research paper to assess the potential of green hydrogen to enable economic growth and job creation on and between the continents. The study provides an overview of state-of-the-art research and connects it with continental policies such as the European Green Deal and Agenda 2063.
The Africa-Europe High-level Platform for Sustainable Energy Investments
The High-Level Platform for Sustainable Energy Investments (SEI Platform) was launched in 2018 at the African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, serving as of the Task Force Energy under the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. It addresses the call from the AU-EU Summit of 2017 for greater efforts to establish the right business framework to attract responsible and sustainable investments and to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.