COVID-19 and Fossil Fuels in Africa

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Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2020•07•01    11:00 - 13:00
    Location:
    Online via Zoom Webinar

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global societies, there has been a severe slump in demand for fossil fuels. What will this mean for hydrocarbon producing countries in Africa?

    Although the continent is well endowed with natural resources (such as oil, gas and coal) that hold enormous potential to accelerate its development, these resources are at risk of becoming stranded if climate policies render them worthless before the end of their economic lifetime. This webinar will explore the impact of stranded hydrocarbon assets on Africa’s development, in light of new risk factors as a result of COVID-19.

    Participants will discuss the challenges that this pandemic presents to African decision makers, and the opportunities presented to build a low-carbon, climate-resilient growth pathway.

    For more information, or to register your attendance, see the webinar announcement on the UNU-INRA website.