South Africa had committed to a new global treaty on climate change. Upscaling renewable energy with the goal of mitigating carbon dioxide emissions was expected to top the agenda. “We can’t continue as if it is business as usual. Lack of energy is a major constraint in Africa. We have to look at the renewable-energy value chain and focus on the interconnectivity of the continent,” said Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

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