In 2021, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), IPCC and UN reports on climate change and emissions gaps have placed a heavy focus on the most pressing issue of our time: how to arrest climate change. That, in turn, has shone an increasingly bright spotlight on the energy and natural resources sector, and how it must adapt if global emissions targets are to be met.
In this context, Africa’s energy transition will play an important role in decarbonizing the global economy and meeting the Paris Agreement targets. While major steps have already been made, many African jurisdictions are still very much fossil fuel reliant. Differences in existing energy supply diversity and power systems between nations also mean that the energy transition has been inconsistent across jurisdictions.
The Africa Energy Futures report is an in-depth look at where 21 jurisdictions across the continent currently stand in regards to this transition, as well as the challenges and opportunities that will arise in the next five to ten years.
Comprised of 21 country chapters, prepared by our DLA Piper Africa lawyers and energy and natural resources teams, the report sets out observations and conclusions per jurisdiction. Each country chapter responds to the same set of questions and themes. Readers can download the entire report in PDF format or simply navigate the country chapters one by one. Additionally, the Executive Summary sets out the general trends we’ve identified.
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.
Use the "Issue contents" drop down or the links below to access specific country content.
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