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African Climate Summit: An opportunity to decolonise Africa’s energy

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🗞️ Driving the news: The African Climate Summit is set for September 4-6 in Nairobi, preparing Africa for COP28
COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber's attendance is notable due to his ADNOC CEO position amid the company's fossil fuel expansion

🔭 The context: African civil groups have raised alarms over fossil fuel projects, particularly ReconAfrica's operations in the Okavango Basin 
• Their extraction could account for a significant portion of the world's remaining carbon budget, risking severe environmental harm

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet:  The decisions made at the African Climate Summit can redefine the continent's energy trajectory and have global implications

⏭️ What's next: As Africa approaches COP28, its energy choices become crucial for worldwide climate initiatives

💬 One quote: “Fossil fuels neither equal energy access nor do they equal jobs or profit. The resources and profits from fossil fuel extraction in Africa have always been exported to the richest countries, leaving our communities with pollution, increased inequality, eroded governments and growing militarisation.” (Aneesa Khan, Oil Change International)

📈 One stat: 600 million Africans currently lack access to clean, modern energy

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