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According to What’s in it for Africa, the IPCC recognises that Africa has low levels of emissions and that over time these emissions will increase moderately and to meet pressing development needs. In expanding economically and meeting their development needs, African countries have abundant opportunities to adopt clean, efficient low-carbon technologies and practices. They can side step the inefficient, fossil fuel-dependent infrastructure that more developed countries are ‘locked into’.

The report identifies many low-carbon opportunities and co-benefits; the measures 
to avoid greenhouse gas emissions provide generous gains in economic productivity, human development and quality of life. Improvements in the performance and cost of renewable energy technologies are significant for Africa, given the huge renewable energy resource endowment across
 the region and the need to scale up energy services to meet demand. Encouraged by developments, many countries across Africa are investing heavily in new energy infrastructure as well as putting in place regulatory and policy measures to persuade the private sector to invest
 in energy.

In addition, decentralised, renewable energy technologies, such as improved cookstoves, can markedly alleviate the workload and enhance the personal security of women and girls. The cookstoves, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, lessen the need for women and girls to walk long distances to collect firewood, and vastly reduce illness and death from indoor air pollution.

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Power station, Egypt-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Power station, Egypt

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Image of a combined cycle power station, Egypt

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Wind turbines along the Straight of Gibraltar-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Wind turbines along the Straight of Gibraltar

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Image of wind turbines along the Straight of Gibraltar, Tangier, Morocco

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Akosombo hydroelectric power station, Ghana-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Akosombo hydroelectric power station, Ghana

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Image of Akosombo hydroelectric power station, Ghana

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Akosombo power station, Ghana-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Akosombo power station, Ghana

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Wind turbines, Egypt-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Wind turbines, Egypt

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Image of wind turbines in Egypt

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Photovoltaic energy-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Photovoltaic energy

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Image of photovoltaic energy in a small village in Mali

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Geothermal power plant-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Geothermal power plant

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Image of geothermal power plant using natural heat and energy in Naivasha, Kenya

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Coal fired power station-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Coal fired power station

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Image of a very large coal fired power station in Tutuka, South Africa

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