Twitter Chat: Sustainable energy, climate change & resilience in Africa

Event date: 23 September 2014 - 23 September 2014

Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Time: 15h00-15h30 SAST / 09h00-09h30 EST
How to participate: Join us on Twitter (@GreenAfricaDir and @Plus_SocialGood) for this online discussion and follow the hashtags #Climate2014 to follow the conversation. 

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Description: Worldwide, 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity and 2.8 billion people don’t have clean and safe cooking facilities.

In Africa, the impacts of climate change are expected to affect development, national economies, livelihoods and well-being – as well as energy security.

African countries have an opportunity to accelerate the implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, improve energy efficiency, scale up investments in renewable energy and promote the use of cleantech. These solutions offer a pathway towards a low carbon, resource efficient and resilient future. 

This Twitter Chat will take place on the same day as the UN Climate Summit and aims to integrate with global conversations about accelerating action through global commitments to reducing emissions and strengthening resilience. The 8 action areas that will be discussed at the Summit are: agriculture, cities, energy, financing, forests, pollutants, resilience, and transportation.

  • Q1: What is your vision for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future in Africa?
  • Q2: What are some key challenges for achieving #SE4ALL in Africa?
  • Q3: What are some leading examples of innovative sustainable energy and climate change projects in Africa that are creating real impact?
  • Q4: How can social networks and social media help create impact and raise awareness for sustainable energy, climate change and resilience in Africa?
  • Q5: What social media campaigns have been effective at creating impact and awareness for sustainable energy and climate change in Africa?
  • Q6: What commitment are you making towards mitigating climate change in Africa? Tweet us “I am ___ towards #SE4ALL {name your city/country} #Climate2014