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COP27: Next Steps of Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative Highlighted at the EU Pavilion


During the AU-EU Summit in February 2022 the leaders of the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) committed to a joint vision for a renewed partnership. The Africa-Europe Investment Package of approximately EUR 150 billion was announced to support the continents’ common ambitions for Agenda 2030 and the AU Agenda 2063.

In the context of the Summit, Team Europe also proposed the Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative, aiming to support Africa’s green transition in the energy sector by increasing renewable energy capacity, increasing access to affordable and reliable energy for all Africans and, promoting sustainable energy uses and supporting market integration and sector reforms.

On 8 November, at 11:00-12:00 (GMT+2) the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the Africa-Europe Foundation will host the event “Rolling-out the AEGEI: accelerating its implementation” at the COP27’s EU Pavilion.

During the event speakers will highlight concrete next steps of the Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative and showcase how it can deliver on the ground and establish meaningful partnerships.

The session is moderated by Kandeh Yumkella, Africa-Europe Foundation Co-chair for Energy.

Speakers include:

Carla Montesi, Director Green Deal and Digital Agenda, EC

Jochen Eickholt, CEO, Siemens Gamesa (TBC)

Amilcar Tivane, Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Mozambique

Heike Henn, Director for climate change energy and environment at Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation Germany BMZ (TBC)

Johan van den Berg, Head of Secretariat, Africa-EU Energy Partnership

Omnia El Omrani, Egyptian Presidency Youth Envoy COP27 (TBC)

Kamugisha Kazaura, Director Infrastructure and Energy African Union Commission (TBC)

Join the event online.

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