AfDB recognises African clean energy projects

22 April 2010

Clean energy infrastructure in Africa has been praised for its achievements and work towards climate change targets.

According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), its board of directors has been quick in approving plans to tackle environmental challenges.

The UN secretary general has now appointed AfDB president Donald Kaberuka to the High-Level Advisory Group on climate change in recognition of the work done.

One such project the bank previously approved was the Climate Risk Management and Adaptation Strategy.

This followed the Clean Energy Investment Framework for Africa, which looked at ways to mainstream clean energy alternatives across the continent.

Energy efficiency from a range of sectors was also promoted by the framework.

Mr Kaberuka previously "provided a strong African voice" in commitments to fund climate initiatives in line with the Copenhagen Accord, the AfDB explains.

And the bank also recently announced its Africa Green Growth Strategy, which will study pilot projects focusing on renewable energies.

Category: Energy

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