Beating the Climate Change Odds. Can Africa Lead the Resource Efficiency Marathon?
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Africa, through its wide range of renewable energy options, can transform its potential into reality through massive deployment of solar, hydropower, geothermal and wind, though only with useful information and planning. There are several examples of countries moving beyond the starting blocks and entering the fast lane. It is within the realm of possibility for Africa to lead the low carbon development trajectory, trading in low carbon consumable goods, deciding on its own formula and mix of green technologies with a reasonable dose of fossil fuel usage and embarking on a development process that is aligned with national and continental ambitions and plans.