The eighth AEEP Energy Talks will take place on 6 December, 11:00 – 12:30 (CET). The webinar will explore the energy outcomes from COP27 and the opportunities they bring to recalibrate the energy partnership between Africa and Europe.
During COP27 the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) hosted an event together with the International Energy Agency (IEA) at the Africa Pavilion on the topic “Ensuring Africa´s rich, critical minerals endowment crucial to global energy transition is leveraged to promote SDG7 on the continent”
Africa and Europe are close neighbours and strategic partners who formed a strong partnership over twenty years ago. They were quick in recognising the vital role of energy. Together, Africa and Europe put energy development cooperation on the map. Thanks to their Joint Africa-EU Strategy, the continents created the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), a political platform fully dedicated to energy cooperation. Energy rose to the top of the political agenda, culminating in energy’s prominent place in both the global Agenda 2030 and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Both visions see energy at the heart of sustainable development as captured in Sustainable Development Goal 7.