Electricity Minister Joins African Climate Talks in Nairobi

Dr. Ramokgopa and the Climate Debate: A Glimpse into Africa’s Green Future

Location & Theme: Nairobi, Kenya is currently buzzing with discussions about our planet’s future as the Africa Climate Summit (ACS) kicks off. Taking place from 4-6 September, it centers around a powerful theme: ‘Green Growth and Climate Finance for Africa and the World’.

Why It’s Significant: Proudly hosted by Kenya, who currently chairs the African Union’s special committee on climate change, the ACS is not just another gathering. It’s an African brainstorm. The summit’s aim? “The ACS will draw African Heads of State, global leaders, and multiple stakeholders…on climate change action and sustainability in Africa,” as revealed by the Ministry.

South Africa’s Voice: Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, is diving deep into these talks. Flanked by a delegation led by Minister Barbara Creecy of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Dr. Ramokgopa is participating in critical panel discussions.

  • Today’s Highlight: The Minister sheds light on ‘Africa’s Green Hydrogen, Industry & Trade Potential’. This session? All about our continent’s green industrial prowess and the untapped potential of green hydrogen.
  • Tomorrow’s Agenda: Dr. Ramokgopa will delve into the intricacies of financing green hydrogen across the continent in a session titled ‘Financing Green Hydrogen in Africa – from Bridgetown to Nairobi’.
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Meanwhile, Back Home… With South Africa facing the power blues with Stage 5 load shedding, the Ministry shares Dr. Ramokgopa’s concerns. “The Minister is concerned about the current load shedding Stage 5 situation… to ensure that units are returned to service as speedily as possible,” they commented.

Reporting sourced from SAnews.gov.za.

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