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Accelerating the green transition and energy access Partnership with Africa | EU Neighbours

May 17 2021

This action responds to the Joint Communication for a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa

adopted on 9/3/2020, which highlights that innovation is key to enable African countries to pursue sustainable pathways to development through a low-carbon, climate resilient and green growth trajectory, leapfrogging fossil fuel technologies. It will contribute to t

he present R&I Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy of the EU/AU High-Level Policy Dialogue

on Science, Technology and Innovation that is expected to strongly contribute to

Action 1 of the Comprehensive Strategy with Africa.

The demonstrators should provide evidence of the following short-term expected impacts:

technologically reliable and economically viable solutions;

roven positive environmental, health, climate, social and economic impacts of the renewable energy solutions


by putting in place measures and mechanisms in line with the highest European Environmental and Social standards (see ESIA procedure), and taking into consideration the upcoming taxonomy principles and mechanism;

climate adaptation and climate mitigation potential of the solutions

strengthening of the joint EU-AU Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Partnership efforts, with emphasis on improving the visibility of EU Science Diplomacy actions in Africa

creation of new market opportunities for both European and African companies on the African continent;

targets of the Paris Agreement, in line with Europe’s Green Deal ambition of climate neutrality, and its external dimensions.

economic growth and job creation, both in the EU and in African countries.

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