AfDB urges push towards zero emissions in Africa’s industrial sectors
The AfDB challenged African countries to take the lead in implementing strategies to effectively end carbon emissions in their industrial sectors.
African Progress Panel's Executive Director, Caroline Kende-Robb, has called for a gradual transition in Africa's energy mix to zero carbon emission. She made the call during a special session on climate change, organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of the agenda at the 2016 Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia.
Kende-Robb stated that African countries need to migrate from fossil fuels to clean energy to achieve the global carbon emissions target of below 2 per cent.
The session, which was tagged “Climate Change – Beating the Odds,” had the participation of various climate change advocates like, Marco Lambertini, World Wildlife Fund's Director General; Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice; among others.
The AfDB challenged African countries to take the lead in implementing strategies to effectively end carbon emissions in their industrial sectors. The theme of the 2016 Annual Meetings, which held on May 23-27, was “Energy and climate change.”
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