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The AGRF Podcast

Dec 8, 2022

UN Climate Champions' Fiona Napier talks to Jack Kimani, CEO Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) about looking at a different approach to how Africa approaches climate change. Kimani discusses moving away from the dominant narrative of the damage caused and towards the opportunities for the continent to benefit from tackling these issues, but in so doing being able to create an engine for economic growth and job creation. He suggests how a lot of Africa’s assets – energy, vast amounts of land, a larger energetic and youthful work force - could be used to competitive advantage to tackle climate change and how there could be some benefit to Africa’s comparatively slower adoption of power generation, making it easier to leap-frog to new climate techs with a low emissions pathway.