Africa must forgo gas exploration to avert climate disaster, warn experts

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Date of Publication: June 14

Year of Publication: 2022

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Fiona Harvey, Matthew Taylor

Call comes after former UN climate envoy urged African countries to exploit their natural gas reserves

Africa must embrace renewable energy, and forgo exploration of its potentially lucrative gas deposits to stave off climate disaster and bring access to clean energy to the hundreds of millions who lack it, leading experts on the continent have said.

Their call came as the UN secretary general, António Guterres, warned that exploring for gas and oil anywhere in the world would be “delusional”.

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