Good overview here of the dire situation such economies are in when it comes to plans for net-zero. Even diplomatic bromides cannot mask the pressing need to pull hundreds of millions out of energy poverty and only fossil fuels can achieve that in the near term. Any other approach is hypocrisy masked by concern for far off hypotheticals at the very real expense of today’s poor.

KEY QUOTES:

“Clearly the Continent will require an unprecedented scale of investments. An energy mix compatible with a 1.5°C pathway would require $40 billion to flow into Sub-Saharan Africa annually; a fourfold increase compared to the $10 billion invested in 2018.”

“limiting the development of gas projects, poses dire challenges for African nations, while making an insignificant dent in global emissions.”

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