The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will organize the High-level Economic and Green Investment Forum EU-Africa, on April 23, which will bring together government and business representatives, from international financial and development institutions, from civil society and academia.
It will be an opportunity to share experiences and innovative approaches to mobilize private and public capital for the green transition in Africa and Europe, demonstrating how a green and sustainable business model can be profitable, create jobs and wealth, helping to achieve climate goals worldwide.
In the month leading up to the Forum, more than 25 virtual conferences (“Green Talks”) will be organized - in different capitals on both continents, to promote dialogue between African and European countries on green transition and investment.
The “Green Talk” of São Tomé and Príncipe, in the format of a virtual conference (webinar), will take place on April 9, at 10 am, and will address the challenges of the energy transition in São Tomé and Príncipe. This event is organized by the Portuguese Embassy in São Tomé, with the ALER and RDP Africa support.
The energy crisis that affected S. Tomé and Príncipe in 2019 demonstrated the need to reduce the country's dependence on foreign countries and fossil fuels. Currently, there is an intense restructuring of the sector, with the objective of improving energy efficiency and increasing the component of renewable energy in the national energy mix. The reinforcement of the legal and normative framework, the political and institutional clarification of the sector, the training of several actors and the launch of some renewable energy projects are underway.
We invite you to follow the main developments in the energy sector in São Tome and Principe, to debate the challenges of energy transition in the country and to learn about a concrete project of energy production from renewable sources.
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