On 7 September 2022, the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) hosted the second instalment of the AEEP Forum, titled “Advancing the Green Gateway Between Africa and Europe – Seizing COP27 for energy access and climate stability”. The speakers at the AEEP Forum emphasised the importance of re-aligning the African and European climate and energy agendas.
On 7 September the AEEP Forum 2022 will offer the opportunity to connect and network with key African, European and international experts in the field of climate and energy. The event will offer seven thematic exchanges, virtual exhibitor booths, and one-on-one networking.
In an opinion piece for Euractiv, Johan van den Berg, Head of Secretariat at the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) explains how the COP27 held in Egypt, offers an opportunity to converge climate and energy agendas between the Global North and the Global South.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town hosted a webinar on ""The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Opportunities for Renewable Energy and Industrial Transformation – Series 2". AEEP head of Secretariat, Johan van den Berg, hopes that AfCFTA will enable Africa to have full access to energy, industrialisation, free trade, and climate stability.
To further align on the shared priorities between both continents, the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will convene the second edition of the AEEP Forum on 7 September to discuss “Advancing the Green Gateway Between Africa and Europe – The climate-energy nexus and road ahead”. The half-day event will bring together key stakeholders from the energy and climate sectors to discuss how to converge bicontinental energy ambitions through COP27 and beyond.