China announced to launch Africa Solar Belt programme as part of the South-South cooperation on climate change per the speech of China’s environment minister Huang Runqiu, at the Africa Climate Summit in early Sep 2023. WRI has been working actively since the early stage of the programme initiation. With technical support from WRI on goal setting design research and overall implementation plan, MEE will sign MOUs with target African countries in this forum as the key momentum of Chinese effort at COP28. Considering China-Africa energy cooperation is gaining growing importance, Africa Solar Belt has been listed as key sub-project WRI China has been supporting. This will highly associated with upcoming FOCAC2024 Beijing's agenda next year

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