The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, is against cutting funding for projects related to fossil fuels and yesterday appealed to the European Union not to put more injustice on its shoulders of Africa with by suspending funding. Last November, thirty-nine countries and development agencies promised to stop funding fossil fuel projects during the Glasgow climate summit, COP26, on the grounds of avoiding the climate crisis. , the announcement did not go down well with African countries and, this Thursday, the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, showed his position. [African] countries that have hope in gas that there will be no funding for fossil fuels is unfair,” said Macky Sall. Macky Sall, who was speaking at an organized debate Held by videoconference by the Africa-Europe Foundation and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in anticipation of the next African Union-European Union summit, many Africans still live without electricity. the Senegalese Head of State said that African nations will be on the same side on the energy transition issue, during the summit scheduled for early February. “We need to decide how long these energies will accompany the installation of electricity across Africa” , said Sall, adding that “Africa expects responses from Europe in terms of solidarity. We are all committed to the climate. African economies are among the least polluting, but we are the part of the world that is most affected by the consequences of climate change.” A study released by the Africa-Europe Foundation and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation found that nearly 600 million Africans, of the continent’s population, live without access to electricity, which represents more than 1.3 times the population of the European Union. For Macky Sall, gas is important for the energy transition not only in Africa, but also in Europe. And ” we know that many European countries still use gas”, said the Senegalese President, and recalled the unfulfilled promise of the international community to support the continent’s adaptation to climate change with 100 billion dollars. Charles Mich, considered Macky Sall’s questions legitimate and relevant, added that this discussion anticipates the debate between the heads of European and African governments in February. e: The Country

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