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Evidence and Knowledge
The 14th AEEP Energy Talks on 08 May 2024 dived into “Empowering Africa: Accelerating Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development”. The online event highlighted the role of energy efficiency to meet Africa’s energy needs, and as an essential component of SDG7 and COP28’s Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency pledge. The AEEP Energy Talks Spotlight summarizes the panellist discussions on the current energy landscape and the current work and intiatives targeting energy efficiency goals, as well as the work that still needs to be done to support Africa's energy transformation. Panellilsts discussed the the current energy landscape and the current work and intiatives targeting energy efficiency goals, as well as the work that still needs to be done to support Africa's energy transformation.

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Capacitating Joint Action Integrated Dialogue
The 13th Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Energy Talks centred on "Island Power: Charting Renewable Pathways for African Island States," addressing energy challenges in AIS. The discussion highlighted AUC's tailored programme for sustainable energy infrastructure and collaboration between Africa and Europe. Panel discussions covered mobility integration, grid stability, and decarbonisation.

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Capacitating Joint Action Integrated Dialogue
The Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, in September 2023, set the stage for discussions at COP28 in the UAE. The 12th AEEP Energy Talks on 8 November highlighted the road from ACS to COP28. The webinar underlined the challenges in private financing, the role of green hydrogen, and the importance of trust-building between Africa and Europe. Key conclusions stressed the urgent need for sustainable solutions in clean cooking and reliable electricity in Africa. Trust-building relies on tangible actions, proven progress, and the effectivity of EU initiatives in Africa. Africa’s potential as a key player in renewable energy, particularly green hydrogen, was emphasised, with recommendations to incentivise and reward investments. Lastly, speakers urged Africa to maintain high ambitions as a driving force for progress leading up to COP28.

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Evidence and Knowledge Integrated Dialogue
On 4 September 2023, the Africa-EU Energy Partnership hosted the third edition of the AEEP Forum at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi. The AEEP Forum 2023 highlighted collaboration between Africa and the EU in developing environmentally friendly energy systems and achieving SDG7. Discussions focused on the contribution of renewable energy to inclusive economic growth, adaptable energy systems, public-private partnerships, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring access to green energy. Successful joint initiatives like AfSEM and CMP were mentioned as examples of projects where Africa and Europe are already working together for sustainable access to energy for all in Africa.

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Showcasing Joint Action
The 10th edition of the AEEP Energy Talks, on 3 May 2023, organised by the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), focused on the utilisation of renewable hydrogen for decarbonising value chains and promoting development in Africa and the EU. The event explored the potential of renewable hydrogen in transforming the energy sector, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges associated with its production and distribution.

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