Sustainable Energy in Africa #Post2015 Twitter Chat

Event date: 15 January 2015 - 15 January 2015

Time: 20h00 – 20h30 SAST / 13h00 – 13h30 EST
Where: Twitter Chat @GreenAfricaDir
Hashtags: #GreenAfricaNow and #action2015

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Photo: Yannick Beadoin, courtesy f GRID-Arendal.

Join the Green Africa Directory in celebrating the globally rally of action on the Post-2015 agenda by participating in our Twitter Chat focused on sustainable energy in Africa #Post 2015. The aim of our chat is to raise awareness about what’s already happening in Africa in terms of sustainable energy (renewables, energy efficiency and low carbon development) and what the targets and priorities for Africa should be as the world prepares to agree on sustainable development goals and the post-2015 agenda in September 2015.

Twitter Chat questions will focus around the following:

  • What priorities should Africa set for sustainable energy in the Post2015 Agenda?
  • What are you doing to support renewables and energy efficiency in Africa?
  • Which organisations and projects are leading in renewables and efficiency in Africa that could be  replicated or scaled to accelerate action?
  • How could governments support the growth of sustainable energy in Africa by 2030?
  • What are your personal goals to enhance sustainable energy in Africa by 2030?

Background about the Post 2015 Agenda and action/2015

The world is off track for ending poverty, tackling inequality and avoiding dangerous climate

change. In 2015, we have the opportunity to change this and change our future. 2015 is the year of two United Nations summits – one in September that will decide on a new framework of sustainable development goals; the other in December will set new climate action targets.

We have the tools, knowledge and resources to fix some of our greatest challenges. World leaders must raise their ambition for humanity, but to make that happen, we must first raise our voices. Today out Twitter Chat is part of the action/2015 initiative – a growing citizen’s movement of hundreds of organisations around the world coming together to demand truly ambitious agreements on poverty, inequality and climate change in 2015.

Action/2015 is campaigning for a better future for people and planet. If kept, the commitments made in 2015 could achieve big things, including an accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy so that a safe climate and sustainable economy – with all its benefits for people and planet – is possible.