The Nielsen NetworkWe are the ones that have infused the word "Just" into the phrase "Just Transition". There is a huge element of justice to be considered as we didn't cause the climate crisis. Africa cannot leapfrog to Net Zero we have to have something to transition from and right now we know that more than half a billion people do not have access to any form of energy. Africa must continue to develop with its God Given resources while it transitions.
The Nielsen NetworkWe are moving from an incremental approach to a transformational approach to green infrastructure across the African continent. The gestation period for most infrastructure projects is a minimum of 7 years and we are going to drive projects from inception to completion within a 3 to 4 year timeframe with The Alliance for Green Infrastructure. Scale and Speed. Solomon Quaynor Vice President for Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialisation African Development Bank.
The Nielsen NetworkThe sheer number of people in attendance at COP27 shows you just how important this climate summit is to the world. This COP has something very specific as it is the implementation COP. We have enough knowledge, we have enough will, we have enough promises and enough speeches. It is time for action.
The Nielsen NetworkKevin Kariuki Vice President Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank believes that it has been a successful Africa Cop as the AfDB has launched two transformative climate initiatives namely the Climate Action window and the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa. Kevin adds that the Alliance for Green Instructure in Africa is an idea that’s time has firmly come.
The Nielsen NetworkThe African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF) represents 10 African Sovereign Wealth Funds that have sustainability at the core of their investment mandates. ASIF is partnering with the Alliance on Green Infrastructure in Africa to help drive green infrastructure projects at scale across the African Continent.
The Nielsen NetworkEgypt's COP27 Summit could unlock the rise of renewable energy in Africa and worldwide if leaders are able to strengthen their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and begin to act on that promise. Francois Dao Vice President EDF Renewables Middle East and Africa speaks to us at the global climate conference.
The Nielsen NetworkA theme that has stood out for Peter Van Kerckhoven co head Debt Finance at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking at COP27 is that of carbon credit trading which appears to be gaining some real momentum. Peter believes that given the robust conversations he's heard at COP27 that we may see concrete steps on carbon credit training sooner than anticipated. Peter also gives his views on South Africa's Just Energy Plan which was launched at COP27 by President Cyril...
The Nielsen NetworkThiago Almeida - Divisional Executive-Client Coverage, Nedbank Corporate Investment Banking talks to the rapidly escalating water challenges across Africa and South Africa as water takes center stage at COP27.
Joanne Bate COO of the Industrial Development Corporation is leading conversations on green hydrogenThe Nielsen NetworkJoanne Bate COO of the Industrial Development Corporation is leading conversations around green hydrogen and new energy vehicles with regards to South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Plan. We caught up with her at COP27.
The Nielsen NetworkHaving attended COP27 in Durban in 2011 Portia Bangerezako believes that so much progress has been made on issues of climate finance and how the conversation is framed but as a sustainability practitioner she is also acutely aware of the fact that we don't have much time left in order to address the climate emergency.