Accelerating Decarbonization of Africa’s Energy System: A Blue Economy Perspective
October 18, 2021
Competitiveness, trade and productivity performance of energy economic systems are key issues in the sustainability debate. Tackling climate change to transition towards a global low-carbon economy remains an urgent and important policy priority for the international community. Africa is not an exception. The inequitable impacts of climate change on African countries due to low preparedness and adaptive and response capacity at the institutional and community levels are well documented. As such, to the extent that the blue economy remains vital to the future prosperity of lives and livelihoods on the continent, the deployment of climate resilient models and innovative approaches in coastal regions and marine activities are key to achieving sustainable outcomes.
Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montréal, Canada
Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
President, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa, Cape Verde and Canada