AFRICA CLEAN ENERGY CORRIDOR: A REGIONAL APPROACH FOR A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

The Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC) aims to increase renewable energy deployment in Africa, in order to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable and climate resilient economic growth. Today, four-fifths of all electricity in Eastern and Southern Africa is generated from carbon-intensive fossil fuels: natural gas, oil or coal. As double-digit growth continues across the region, demand for electricity will at least double by 2030. This economic growth can be sustained by pursuing low-emission pathways and building ecologically sound infrastructure. This means a shift away from yesterday’s carbon-intensive technologies, towards tomorrow’s clean and sustainable energy systems.