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Add to Calendar 08/11/2018 09:00 08/11/2018 17:00 Africa/Casablanca Toward a Global Low Carbon Transition : What Sustainable Opportunities for Africa? OCP Policy Center, Rabat Despite its marginal contribution to the historical growth in greenhouse gas emissions, the African continent could be one of the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Beyond adaptation needs, the importance climate change mitigation is now given full recognition in economic development agendas, with the ambition to facilitate leap fro... OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

Toward a Global Low Carbon Transition : What Sustainable Opportunities for Africa?

OCP Policy Center, Rabat

Despite its marginal contribution to the historical growth in greenhouse gas emissions, the African continent could be one of the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Beyond adaptation needs, the importance climate change mitigation is now given full recognition in economic development agendas, with the ambition to facilitate leap frogging in emerging economies and avoid worsening current global emission trajectories. Besides, climate action is also an opportunity for Africa to grasp the strong and diverse “climate co-benefits” in terms of economic performance, energy security and quality of life.   

Building upon case studies in different sectors and countries, the conference will aim at identifying the low-carbon solutions with the greatest potential in Africa and drawing recommendations on how to scale them up over the short to medium term.  

Agenda 

 

09:15 – 10:45

Greening the Electricity Mix: Opportunities & Obstacles in Northern Africa

11:00 – 12:30

Off-grid Solutions for Access to Electricity in Sub Saharan Africa

14:30 – 15:45

Regional economic potentials from renewable energy sources: fueling industrial growth, economic development and energy security

16:00– 17:30

Smart and Sustainable Cities in Africa

 

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