Renewable energies in Africa: Meeting to be held in Paris in April
28 February 2011
France and Kenya announced on February 23 that an international meeting of Energy ministers from all over the world will take place in Paris on April 21.
At a press conference held in Nairobi, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the French minister for Ecology, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, confirmed the date on which this meeting will be held, as well as the Ministers who have been invited to attend.
These include the Ministers of Energy from the G20, Europe, every country in Africa, and those from "all those countries which are vulnerable to climate change", said the Kenyan politician.
This meeting, which is being organised under the partnership called the "Paris-Nairobi Initiative" will have the aim of finding financing to provide support for projects in the domain of renewable energies.
The Minister for Ecology will herself take advantage of this opportunity to point out that in addition to the financing packages granted by France to the Kenyan renewable energies sector, which so far amount to 800 million Euros, other investment projects were "being studied".