Echoes from the field

The ALSF at COP28 – showcasing the ALSF’s support for green hydrogen, battery and electric vehicle value chains, renewable energy investments and a just energy transition

The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF”) is participating in the 28th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP28”) in Dubai, from 30 November to 13 December 2023. Among others, the ALSF will be involved in various meetings, events, and panels to discuss its ongoing work and support for African countries in developing green hydrogen and battery and electric vehicle industries; facilitating private sector investment in the energy transition; greening power grids; developing renewable energy resources; and promoting a just energy transition. The ALSF is involved in the following events at COP28:

Namibia Green Hydrogen - the Republic of Namibia will showcase a project supported by the ALSF to demonstrate its commitment to meet its National Determined Contributions (“NDCs) and contributing to the global target to achieve net zero emissions by the year 2050. The country’s green hydrogen project that is to be developed by Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (“Hyphen”) is expected to produce over 2 million tons of green ammonia annually for regional and global markets. The ALSF supported the Government of Namibia in the negotiation of a Feasibility and Implementation Agreement for the project that was signed on 26 May 2023. The project represents the first step in Namibia’s journey to unlocking its potential of becoming one of the world’s leading green hydrogen production hubs. 

Green Hydrogen Certification – The ALSF was represented on a panel discussion on the last developments on Green Hydrogen Certification and its importance for the Global South.

Supercharging Africa’s Battery & EV Ambitions – A panel discussion on the continent’s activities and programmes for developing batteries and electric vehicle value chains. The organising partners include the ALSF, the African Development bank (AfDB), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), African Union (AU), Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Afreximbank, and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

Renewable energy in fragile settings – The ALSF will be represented on a Ministerial session on supporting renewable energy development in fragile settings, organized by the United Nations, the International Renewable Energy Agency (“IRENA”) and several peacekeeping and humanitarian organizations. 

Mobilizing private sector investment of the energy transition – The ALSF will be represented on a panel to discuss the role of project preparation facilities inmobilizing private sector investment for the energy transition. The event is organized by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). This panel discussion will take place at 3h30 pm on 9 December 2023 in the Blue Zone. 

Maersk-McKinney-Moller Green Corridors – The ALSF will be represented on the Maersk-McKinney-Moller Green Corridors panel to discuss Zero Carbon Shipping. 

Green Hydrogen event – The ALSF will be participating in a Green Hydrogen themed event hosted by the Global Infrastructure Facility on 8 December 2023 in the Climate Action Stage in the Blue Zone.