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Africa’s green transition currently unattainable, says Mahmoud Mohieldin

By Sherif Tarek

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Posted on August 11, 2023 04:00

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Egypt’s climate champion, during an interview.
Mahmoud Mohieldin, Egypt’s climate champion, during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, as Egypt prepares to host the COP27 summit in Egypt, September 12, 2022. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Mahmoud Mohieldin speaks about his vision for public and private sectors working together to accelerate the green energy transition.

Clean energy solutions will only be adopted when they become more affordable, a target that the private sector and governments should work towards achieving, says Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

“We’ll not be talking about solar unless the private sector gets its act together to scale up and reduce the transaction cost,” Mohieldin tells The Africa Report.

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