This Technology Transfer Advances Southern African Countries'
- Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC's) to achieve GHG emission reduction by increasing energy efficiency in various sectors and thus contributing to a mitigation of climate change and its impacts.
- NDC of Botswana
- NDC of Lesotho
- NDC of Malawi
- NDC of Mozambique
- NDC of Namibia
- NDC of South Africa
- NDC of Swaziland
- NDC of Tanzania
- NDC of Zambia
- NDC of Zimbabwe
Southern African countries currently face three main energy challenges which are: 1) a rising energy demand due to economic development and increase use of appliances, 2) limited access to electricity and 3) low availability of energy efficient household appliances on the market. As the region generates its electricity with approximately 75% from fossil fuels 1 this increasing electricity demand will also greatly increase CO2 emissions. As a result of the economic development and the use of inefficient appliances and equipment, the electricity grid is becoming increasingly strained in Southern Africa.
Requested CTCN Response
Southern African countries asked for support in developing country and prioritization assessments, which will provide the financial, energy, and climate potential of accelerating a market transformation for each of the prioritized products:
- Country assessments
- Targeted appliances and equipment prioritization
- Regional strategy for efficient appliances and equipment
- Funder engagement
Relevant Technologies and Approaches
- Prioritized relevant energy efficient products and concrete actions to capitalize on countries financial, energy, and climate benefits by 2030
- Improved energy productivity and possibilities for the region to cope with growing demand electricity and reduce grid instability, ensuring future economic development
The technical assistance resulted in an interactive dashboard on potential for increasing the energy efficiency of products in Southern African Region by providing a technical market assessment of current conditions and policies for five product categories.
For further information, please see the full technical assistance request in the Documents section.