Towards a low-carbon Africa
Renewable projects are being planned and implemented throughout Africa, bringing both immediate and long-term solutions to Africa’s energy challenges aiming to reduce greenhouse gas production and emissions.
As a country extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, South Africa has identified water, disease, food security and environmental migration as key areas where climate change will exacerbate existing development challenges.
In response to the broader decline of the global environment, the concept of green economy is now evolving from being just an ideal to a concrete and achievable approach to growth that is gathering more and more support from the African continent.
Investment in natural capital can help drive the development of a green economy and secure ecosystem services on which we all depend. These services provide food, water and energy, support our livelihoods and help us stay resilient to the uncertain conditions of a changing climate.