In an opinion piece for Euractiv, Johan van den Berg, Head of Secretariat at the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) explores how the launch of AfSEM reflects the well-established energy partnership between Africa and Europe.
In the second AEEP Energy Champion Conversation we meet Saliem Fakir, Executive Director of the African Climate Foundation (ACF). He talks about the importance of Africa working closely with Europe to find technical and financial solutions to scale the new energy revolution on the continent, and notes that a clean energy transition has become an achievable ideal during his carrier.
The 2021 AEEP Report European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa shows that, while a lot remains to be done, SDG7 is achievable in Africa. In a guest article on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub, Fiona D. Wollensack-Boult of the AEEP Secretariat emphasises that achieving SDG7 in Africa is a sound investment.
The sixth AEEP Energy Talks, on 29 September 2021, 14.00 – 16.00 (CEST), will present key findings of the 2021 AEEP Report: European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa. The results are discussed with a range of African and European energy experts, and connected to the outcomes of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.
A new report finds that greater coordination can make SDG7 a reality in Africa by 2030. The European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report, commissioned by the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), explores and contextualises the required funding and shows that the amounts needed, while substantial, can be leveraged. Merely avoiding the economic losses from electricity outages in Africa would free up the funds required to provide access to sustainable energy services to all of Africa´s citizens.