Global expectations on Africa’s transitions to less carbon emissions need to be realistic – Mantashe

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Duvha Power Station in Mpumalanga. SA must significantly decrease its carbon emissions by shutting coal-fired power stations and turning instead to renewable energy. Picture: Gallo Images
Duvha Power Station in Mpumalanga. SA must significantly decrease its carbon emissions by shutting coal-fired power stations and turning instead to renewable energy. Picture: Gallo Images

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African countries are committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, which include limiting the global temperature increase to 2°C.

However, different challenges facing these countries ought to be taken into consideration and expectations should be lowered regarding how fast they can meet the greenhouse emission targets.

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