Event - AEEP Energy Talks: COP27 Review – Recalibrating Africa-EU Energy Partnership Towards Accelerated Implementation
- Climate Change
On 7-18 November, key climate and energy actors from around the globe convened for the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm al Sheikh, Egypt. COP27 was an opportunity to unite African voices and showcase the continents’ climate action through a variety of announcements.
These included announcements of additional investments within the Africa-Europe Investment Package as part of the EU’s Global Gateway Strategy, which aims to support Africa for a strong, inclusive, green and digital recovery and transformation. The conference also included breakthrough agreements to provide loss and damage funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters. The COP27 Egyptian Presidency launched the Africa Just and Affordable Energy Transition Initiative (AJAETI), which will offer technical and policy support to facilitate affordable energy for at least 300 million people in Africa by 2027. As the conference closed, the UNFCCC concluded that limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels requires “rapid, deep and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions” by 2030.
The AEEP is convening its eighth Energy Talks to discuss these and other key energy outcomes from COP27 and how they can recalibrate the energy partnership between Africa and Europe towards accelerated implementation. Speakers include:
– Dr Kamugisha Kazaura (tbc), Director Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)
– Mr Stefano Signore, Head of Unit DG INTPA, European Commission (EC)
– Ms Rabia Ferroukhi (tbc), Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, IRENA
– Ms Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary and Special Representative for International Climate Policy at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany (tbc)
– Mr Ephraim Mwepya Shitima, Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) on climate change (tbc)
– Ms Faten Aggad, Senior Advisor Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics, African Climate Foundation (ACF) (tbc)
– Ms Rana Adib, International programme manager, REN21 (tbc)The webinar is moderated by Johan van den Berg, Head of Secretariat, AEEP