Africa Seeks New Green Development Model

BARCELONA, March 18, (RTRS): African countries must tackle climate change with a new economic model rooted in clean energy, forest protection and technology to support farmers – but they will need more investment and research to make that happen, leaders said on Thursday. 

French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the “One Planet” climate summit in Nairobi, highlighted the example of West Africa’s Solar Mamas, a group of female engineers who install solar systems in their villages.

Their work both improves their social position and brings renewable energy to local people, he said.