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3 November 20222 minute read

Africa Energy Futures 2.0

Horizon 2030 Report

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) takes place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in early November 2022. In what’s set to be “Africa’s COP,” COP27 shines a bright spotlight on the continent’s approach to the energy transition and climate change – and the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

In December 2021, off the back of discussions that took place during COP26, DLA Piper published the Africa Energy Futures – Horizon 2030 report on the energy transition, followed by a webinar that brought together an array of clients, investors and other energy sector participants from across the continent

Since our report was published, the world has changed dramatically. The impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the way in which European countries have pivoted their own policies to focus to a greater degree on security of energy supply highlights the difficult balance African countries will need to strike between climate change, energy security and economic development.

We’ve updated our Africa Energy Futures report to reflect this new reality. In it, our DLA Piper Africa lawyers assess what’s changed (if at all) in 22 jurisdictions over the past year in relation to the energy transition, the opportunities and challenges facing the delegates at COP27, and how their countries are approaching climate change in the long term.

We hope that you find this report useful and informative. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if it gives rise to any issues that you would like to discuss in regards to any of the jurisdictions here surveyed.

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