During 2017, our focus will be on advocating for a massive roll-out of renewable energy in Africa and on improving carbon sink management. In South Africa, we will advocate for the implementation of the Carbon Tax and for getting the South African Government to sign off on the 4th round of the renewable energy independent power producers’ procurement programme (REIPPPP).
We will be asking for your support and collaboration on these key topics. Climate Leaders will be invited to join groups whose role will be to provide guidance on each of the five key areas.
The success of African Climate Reality Project is built on the efforts of all of you. Noelle and I have loved meeting and interacting with every single one of you and are simultaneously filled with awe and respect for the work you tirelessly do for the planet. While the challenges are great, we are convinced that you – the African Climate Leaders, our partners and friends throughout civil society, academia and business – will work together to bring about the changes we need to see.
Thank you for your efforts and personal contributions as we work toward our goal of a decarbonised development pathway for Africa, together.
We offer our best wishes and happiness to you and your families as we all look forward to a year of successes in 2017.
Gillian Hamilton – Branch Manager