Let’s make Africa a renewable energy superpower
António Guterres, UN Secretary General
An injustice burns at the heart of the climate crisis: Africa accounts for just four percent of global emissions, but it suffers some of the worst effects of climate change.
This continent is home to 30 percent of the mineral reserves that are critical to renewable and low-carbon technologies, like solar power, electric vehicles, and battery storage.
Renewables are already powering economies in the continent. Over 85 percent of electricity generation in the Greater Horn of Africa comes from renewables. Mozambique gets nearly 100 percent of its energy from green and sustainable sources. These efforts must be supported, strengthened, and scaled up.