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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future

  • 1st Edition - September 1, 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 3 1 4 8 6 - 5
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 3 1 4 8 7 - 2

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition toward… Read more

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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition towards a net-zero economy. It highlights sustainable development challenges and opportunities Africa faces and provides insights on technological pathways toward this goal. The book emphasizes the importance of harnessing renewable energy resources, promoting green innovation, and building resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future. It calls for strong policy frameworks and international collaboration to support African countries in their transition. It envisions a future where Africa leads the way in sustainable development, setting an example for the rest of the world. The book outlines seven scenarios supporting Africa's technological paths to a net-zero economy: leapfrogging, hybridization, adaptation, decentralization, sustainable development, promotion, and finance. These scenarios aim to adopt innovative technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in education and capacity-building programs is crucial for African countries to effectively implement sustainable energy solutions, so the book also highlights the role of education and awareness in fostering a culture of sustainability among African communities and empowering them to actively participate in climate action initiatives. Furthermore, it discusses how international collaboration can expedite Africa's transition towards a net-zero economy by facilitating knowledge transfer, funding, and access to advanced technologies. The book's comprehensive analysis of technological solutions specific to Africa's context makes it suitable for a variety of audiences, including courses exploring the intersection of technology, policy, and environmental challenges in the region. Its in-depth case studies and real-world examples illustrate the practical implementation of sustainable development strategies in Africa, making it a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals looking to understand the complexities and nuances of addressing environmental challenges in this geographical context.