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1.5°C national pathways for Africa: opportunities for sustainable development
The Paris Agreement saw 184 governments put forward 2030 pledges and targets to begin to cut carbon emissions to limit warming to the agreed goal of 1.5°C. These targets are not yet sufficient to reach this goal.

In a critical year for climate action, African nations are facing unprecedented challenges: the Covid-19 pandemic, mounting debt, and an increasingly harsh and unpredictable climate.

At the same time, renewable energy technologies are plummeting in price, creating significant opportunities for Africa to leapfrog expensive fossil fuel infrastructure and realise socio-economic benefits. However, countries cannot do so without international support and finance.

To help better understand the implications of the 1.5°C goal for government targets and strategies, Climate Analytics has developed new analysis using IPCC 1.5°C compatible pathways in combination with more recent lines of scientific evidence, to show how countries can align their decarbonisation trajectories with the Paris Agreement.

Join us as we look at five case studies: Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to understand their unique country profiles and how action to limit warming to 1.5°C can create opportunities for sustainable development.

Climate Analytics will present this analysis, and will be joined by guest speaker Saliem Fakir, Executive Director of The African Climate Foundation.

The webinar will run for 1hr15min.

Jun 30, 2021 10:30 AM in Johannesburg

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