PROSPEROUS NET ZERO PATHWAYS FOR AFRICA
Making global projections and trajectories for energy-related emissions better account for Africa’s needs and ambitions

Problem

Global projections for energy-related emissions and pathways to achieve net zero emissions often largely ignore Africa, rely on anomalous economies (like South Africa or Egypt) as proxies for the entire continent, or assume limited future energy needs and economic growth.

Relevance

Pathways for a just net zero transition must reflect African realities and ambitions, and provide meaningful data and analysis to guide fair and effective policy decisions.

Our Approach

The Hub brings together economists, energy modelers, and climate experts primarily from Africa to explore viable transition pathways to low-carbon power systems that reflect Africa’s energy, climate, and development objectives. We also aim to provide guidelines to help future models take a more nuanced, constructive approach.