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Low-carbon Africa: Leapfrogging to a green future

Low Carbon Africa

Our new report, Low-carbon Africa: Leapfrogging to a green future, makes the case that Africa is able to deliver clean and sustainable energy to millions of energy-poor people across the continent without increasing greenhouse gas emissions – and for this renewable power potential to drive a green economic expansion across the region.

An abundance of resources and its sustainable development ambitions give Africa a real advantage when it comes to renewable energy. With access to a ‘leapfrog fund’ from global mitigation finance, this could lay the ground for a low-carbon future.

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The report gives examples of the potential for low-carbon energy in six sub-Saharan African countries: Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria.


South Africa

Low Carbon Africa South Africa

Low-carbon technology could deliver affordable energy to communities coal reserves currently fail - and avoid rise in emissions.

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Low Carbon Africa Nigeria

With oil and gas dominating its economy, energy poverty is still widespread, but efficient use of natural resources could deliver energy for all.

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Low Carbon Africa Kenya

Innovation and diversification the key for Kenya as hydro and wood-fuelled power comes under threat. 

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Low Carbon Africa Rwanda

Rwanda has ambitions to develop its economy and low-carbon energy could be the key.

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Low Carbon Africa Ghana

Emergent middle-income country developing and delivering low-carbon power for its people and wider economy.

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Low Carbon Africa Ethiopia

Ethiopia shows how, with right investment, low-carbon and resource-efficient development can happen together.

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