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Senegal shows African countries are not passive beneficiaries of climate finance

At the Paris Summit for a New Global Financial Pact, it was announced that Senegal, France, Germany, and the EU will form the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).
In exchange for €2.5 billion ($2.7 billion) from France, Germany, the UK, Canada, and the EU, Senegal's government has pledged to use 40% renewable energy in the country's electrical mix.
My coworkers and I sought to guarantee that this deal wouldn't obstruct Senegal's national development objectives and that energy access remained a top concern for our nation while I served as director of the Senegalese think tank ENDA Energie.
The funding of the nation's investments in transportation, electricity, health care, and education is stated to be made possible by gas revenue. Other pro-gas views have questioned whether the Global North nations funding renewables in Senegal are essentially telling us what to do, preventing us from being a rich nation.

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  • Videlis Eddie

    49 w

    Very encouraging

    • winnie nguru

      49 w

      They are active participants not just beneficiaries.

      • rosebellendiritu

        50 w


        • Johannes Luiga

          50 w

          That’s encouraging

          • Munene Mugambi

            50 w

            We contribute a lot to the environmental good

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