Do we agree to sustain life on Planet Earth?
Paris, 12 December 2015 – Day when 195 nations has agreed to combat climate change, promote sustainability, clean technologies, investment and actions needed to drive low-carbon growth. This universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius. “The Paris Agreement allows each delegation and group of countries to go back home with their heads held high. Our collective effort is worth more than the sum of our individual effort. Our responsibility to history is immense” said Laurent Fabius, President of the COP 21 UN Climate change conference and French Foreign Minister.
What about climate change?
Economic growth and development has shown negative impact on mankind as well as positive. What is important to emphasize for future technological progress is that when we are implementing and considering new innovations, we need to be prepared in advance for prevention of socio-environmental consequences. We are witnessing climate change impact and we must work together to solve the problem which has started since industrial revolution. Part of discussion and solutions on this topic were brought up on INDCs Forum held in Rabat, Morocco on 12th-13th of October, 2015.
West African battle for solar
Senegal is constructing Senergy II, a photovoltaic power plant with 20MW capacity, while in Mali IFC InfraVentures, a global infrastructure project development fund that is part of the IFC, will partner with Scatec Solar and a local project developer to set up the 33MW solar photovoltaic power plant.
Science in Africa
While continent is fighting with diseases, economic growth is suffering. With rising number of scientist in Africa, development is possible trough more funding. Following problems such as lack of health care, requires research and application of good resoults, as well. It is not just funding which can help with progress, but better communication, organisation and network among scientists.
Tesla as Revolution in African Energy?
It is obvious that need for energy in Africa is huge. More than 48% of population, does not have access to electricity. One of the fastest growing economies is crawing for power. Maybe, it could be possible to skip fossile fuels and dive into clean energy...
According to McKinsey report on Africa’s development in 2010 the development of domestic economy reflects several important changes in Africa, including macroeconomics and political stability, more effective government economic policies and urbanization.