2030 · emPOWERing
  • Africa, continent-wide
Powering access to green energy in Africa

Half of the African continent's population lacks access to electricity. This unique combination of climate projects benefits communities in Africa by contributing to a sustainable, secure energy supply.

With this high-quality project portfolio, we support wind and solar projects that unlock Africa's huge potential for sustainable energy generation:

#1405 Solar energy, Ambatolampy, Madagascar

#1404 Solar energy, Omaheke, Namibia

#1488 Solar energy, Aswan, Egypt

#1515 Wind energy, Northern Cape, South Africa

#1574 Wind energy, Ombepo, Namibia

In total, the portfolio avoids about 446,770 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Our commitment: Promoting a just transition to renewable energy in Africa

The African continent faces many social, economic, health, and environmental challenges. Transitioning to an energy system centered on renewable energy such as wind, solar or hydro is key for sustainable development, especially regarding mitigating the effects of climate change and providing access to clean and affordable energy for all.

Africa could double its energy demand during the next decade and the current grid relies mostly on non-renewable, emission-intensive sources such as coal. We must end the “addiction to fossil fuels”, as UN Secretary-General Guterres puts it, to reduce CO2 emissions significantly, especially in the energy sector. Thus, it is crucial to promote the expansion of sustainable energy. On the African continent, this transition can contribute to ending energy poverty, stabilizing grids, and reducing energy dependencies. Climate projects can unlock the potential for renewable energy generation in many diverse regions in Africa. Renewable energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe portfolio contributes to substantially increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThis portfolio of renewable energy projects creates employment opportunities for people across Africa.
Climate ActionBy using renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, the projects avoid CO2 emissions in the energy sector which is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologyemPOWERingRegionAfrica, continent-wideEstimated annual emission reductions446,770 t CO2Validated byaccredited Validation and Verification Bodies (VVBs)Verified byaccredited Validation and Verification Bodies (VVBs)