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Renewable Energy To Top Debate At Africa Climate Conference

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says the low exploitation of renewable power is expected to be on the agenda at the upcoming Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa which will discuss energy and sustainable development.

Despite the continent’s vast store of renewable energy in hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and marine energy, the installed capacity of renewable power in Africa is still low and is estimated at 22 per cent.

A statement by the ECA said the agenda for the conference will focus on the critical role of bio-energy transition and its resulting environmental benefits; opportunities for renewable energy for climate mitigation and resilience; and the policy and regulatory framework required to unlock transformative financing.

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