Disturbed by the rising temperature as well as prolonged droughts caused by climate change, energy experts at Schneider Electric have urged African countries to adopt renewable energy solution to mitigate the impact of climate crisis.
The experts lamented that the rising temperature and extreme weather conditions currently being experienced is caused by climate crisis.
While declaring readiness to optimise energy capacity for efficient power management and distribution for West Africa, they noted that climate action is one of the major challenges facing West Africa countries, especially in countries relying on hydropower generation.
Ajibola Akindele, Country President, Schneider Electric stressed that there was the need to adopt an efficient energy infrastructure to solve the extreme weather conditions.
He said: “With rising temperature and prolonged droughts, West Africa is grappling with challenges, especially in countries relying on hydropower generation. We recognise the urgent need for resilient infrastructure capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions.”
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Speaking further, he said that West Africa was facing the impact of climate change on natural resources, biodiversity, and agricultural productivity, as highlighted in the Climate Change and Security in West Africa report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The region is projected to experience unprecedented temperature and rainfall changes in the next 10 to 20 years.
“We are determined to contribute to West Africa’s sustainable energy journey. Our intelligent solutions and commitment to innovation are key drivers in building a resilient and efficient energy infrastructure that meets the region’s evolving needs,” Akindele said.
Story was adapted from the Guardian.