Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel: Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win for people, power and planet, Annan report urges

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Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel: Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win for people, power and planet, Annan report urges

African governments, investors, and international financial institutions must significantly scale up investment in energy to unlock Africa’s potential as a global low-carbon superpower. That is the main message of a new report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel, Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities (http://www.africaprogresspanel.org). The report calls for a ten-fold increase
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