FOSSIL FUEL FREEZE IN AFRICA
Spotlighting a critical campaign to keep fossil fuels in the ground in Africa.
Wambui Gichobi, John Wambugu, Bunker
Africa’s climate crisis is exacerbated by the funding of dirty fuels like coal. 350 Africa in the 22nd UN climate talks in Marrakesh urged governments to divest dirty fuels and channel more funds to the abundant renewable energy resources in Africa.
350 Africa team looks at the future of the world’s climate after the Paris Agreement and the rapidly growing rate of Africa’s development. For Africa to be part of the solution, there is a need for governments, the private sector and communities to shift towards renewable energy. With an escalating climate crisis and more devastating damages, it’s time for Africa to reject the current development model based on fossil fuels and rapidly transition towards a decentralized renewable energy system which can not only respond to the growing energy needs, but also integrate community resilience to climate change.