Agreement signed to help develop renewable energy in Africa
Climate – Paris Agreement/COP22 – Communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs
Paris, 6 November 2016
Mme Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations, has signed an agreement with the African Development Bank to support the development of renewable energy in Africa.
On the eve of the opening of COP22 in Marrakesh, Ségolène Royal spoke to Frannie Léautier, Vice-President of the African Development Bank, which is hosting the Delivery Unit of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, decided during COP21.
Ségolène Royal and Frannie Léautier signed a partnership agreement between the French Republic and the African Development Bank on the implementation of the Initiative: as promised, France is contributing to the Delivery Unit’s operation and activities.
This contribution will allow us to step up the Delivery Unit’s action to achieve the Initiative’s goals: to develop 10GW of renewable energy projects in Africa between now and 2020.