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Introduction to energy policies for mitigating climate change: Opportunities for low-carbon development pathways in Africa

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Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:00 - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:30 Europe/Copenhagen
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Introduction to energy policies for mitigating climate change: Opportunities for low-carbon development pathways in Africa

Designing and implementing suitable and adapted energy-induced policies present real opportunities for low carbon emission strategies in African countries with regard to their progressive economic growth trend, a growing consumption demand of fuel wood and fossil fuel contrasted by a huge renewable energy potential.

To better seize this opportunity for greening African economy, this webinar will showcase first, the multidimensional energy challenges followed by a typology of energy polices and the barriers hindering their implementation. Thereafter, the presenter will pinpoint the multiple roles of energy-induced policies in mitigating climate change and will outline some of their co-benefits. After this introductory section, the presenter will highlight some of the main reasons why African energy systems present interesting pathways of designing and implementing low carbon emission development strategies. The presenter will share a case study on energy policies and then conclude with some key lessons learned as well as recommendations to better design and implement energy-based policies for mitigating climate change in Africa.

This webinar was prepared by CTCN Consortium Partner ENDA Energy, managed by Mr. Sécou SARR, and will be moderated by Mr. Moussa NA ABOU. Mr. Samba FALL who is agro economist and environmentalist in charge of technical assistance for technology transfer and technology needs assessments for African developing countries, will conduct this webinar. One of the most recent works M. Fall is undertaking focuses on a comparative study of the energy and agriculture nexus in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Niger. The webinar will also include participation of other ENDA Energy experts on energy policies who will be ready to answer questions raised by the audience.

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