Alex Rugamba

COP20: Alex Rugamba, African Development Bank (AFDB)

COP20 (09/12/14) – Whilst Rugamba welcomes the initial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, he believes that the current pledges are too far short of expectations. He reminds RTCC that the initial target is 30 billion for the next four years. Rugamba explains that the AFDB have created an African Climate Change Fund funded by seed money from Germany, which will help African countries build capacity so they can access climate finance.

Morocco currently has an ambitious program on wind and solar renewable energy, whilst Kenya is exploring the potential for geothermal energy in the rift valley.