Amelia Broodryk/ISS

Foresight modelling series: unleashing Africa’s climate and energy future

The seminar examines the effects of transitioning to renewable energy sources in Africa and the importance of a global carbon tax to finance this transition.

Despite its minimal contribution to global carbon emissions, Africa faces a critical crossroads. As the continent’s population booms in the next 30 years, so will its energy demand and consequent carbon emissions from fossil fuels. What would Africa’s trajectory look like if more sustainable energy policies and strategies were adopted?

This seminar examines Africa’s climate and energy futures, shedding light on various strategies and challenges, including the consequences of a global carbon tax and aggressive energy policies and the transformative effects of transitioning to sustainable practices.

Read the full report on Africa’s Energy Future here.

Read the full report on Africa’s Climate Future here.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Global Futures Society (GFS) and is the third of three events in the Foresight Modelling Series.

Moderator, introduction and welcome: Roland Tatnall, Owner & Principal, Naimon Capital


  • Alize le Roux, Senior Researcher, African Futures & Innovation, ISS
  • Tanja Hichert, Futures & Foresight Practitioner
  •  James Mnyupe, Presidential Economic Advisor and Green Hydrogen Commissioner, Government of The Republic of Namibia

Followed by discussion/Q&A

Development partners
This seminar is funded by the government of The Netherlands, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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