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Capacitating Joint Action
The 28th Annual United Nations Framework for Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December saw intense discussions about the future of energy in Africa, Europe and around the globe. Especially the third day of events, 2 December, saw several commitments related to the energy transition, renewables, and Sustainable Development Goal 7.   

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Capacitating Joint Action
On 2 December 2023, at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai, UAE, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič announced a pledge of more than €20 billion for the Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative (AEGEI). Vice President Šefčovič made the pledge on behalf of Team Europe, the European counterpart of the broader Africa-EU Partnership.  

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Allgemein
The Fourth Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialised Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, and Energy (STC-TTIIE) was held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from the 12th to 15th of September 2023. As the African continent looks towards the future, the development of an energy grid to provide electricity to every corner of the continent was at the forefront of this meeting.

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Integrated Dialogue
Following the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, the 12th Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Energy Talks are scheduled for November 8, 2023. Titled "From ACS to COP28: Unlocking Opportunities for a Synergetic Africa-EU Climate and Energy Future," the webinar aims to foster dialogue between African and European stakeholders ahead of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai. The AEEP Energy Talks will feature key speakers and panelists addressing progress and challenges in Africa-Europe collaboration on climate and energy issues, emphasizing the crucial role of both continents in shaping discussions at COP28.

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Thriving Political Dialogue
As climate change disproportionately affects the African continent and energy access remains a challenge for many, the event aimed to foster a constructive dialogue on achieving sustainable energy access while ensuring climate action. On 8 September 2023, the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), in collaboration with Strathmore University and SDG7 Youth Constituency, hosted the side event “Aligning Energy Access and Climate Compatibility in Africa” at the Africa Climate Week (ACW) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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The AEEP is supported by its Steering Group: