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A series of virtual thematic sessions will be held from the 26 to 29th September to mark the Africa Climate Week 2021 with the aim of accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. The ACW will focus on three thematic areas namely; National actions and A series of virtual thematic sessions will be held from the 26 to 29th September to mark the Africa Climate Week 2021 with the aim of accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. The ACW will focus on three thematic areas namely; National actions and economy-wide approaches, Integrated approaches for climate-resilient development and Seizing transformation opportunities.

Find out more here >>>>https://unfccc.int/ACW2021

In recognition of the Africa Climate Week and complimenting global efforts for integrated climate resilient approaches, the TSE4ALLM project partner @Climate Science offers free online short courses in Portuguese and English covering a wide range of subjects related to climate change and renewable energy. The purpose is to mutually promote climate change education, specifically with regards to renewable energy in Mozambique.

Here are 10 quick steps you can follow to complete the short courses and obtain a certificate of completion!

1.Go to https://climatescience.org/pt/
2.Create an account.
3.Click "Cadastrar-se" in the top right corner.
4.Enter your email address and create a password.
5.Once you have created an account, you can sign yourself in whenever you want to complete a course!
6.To complete a course, click on: Aprenda --> Cursos.
7.Choose the course you would like to complete, for example, "Energia Limpa".
8.Complete the course.
9.At the end of the course (when you have completed all the modules), you can press "Get Certificate"
10.Download a certificate with your name on it.



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There is global consensus that climate change is a serious treat for the planet. Countries like Mozambique are highly exposed to the effects of climate change. Worldwide it is also accepted that there is need to speed up economy decabornization and move away from fossil fuels.

The Mozambican Government is commended for bold commitments towards the achievement of sustainable development goal 7: ("Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all ) in particular for the successful implementation of theEnergia para Todos” program with over 100 000 new connections since beginning 2021, commitment to support increased capacity generation from renewable energy through competitive initiatives such as PROLER/ GET.Fit ; and the operationalization of the Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE).

According to the multi-stakeholder energy working group report, there has been increased rates of access to energy from 31% in 2020 to 34% in 2021 and this is attributed to numerous efforts under the “Energia para todos” programme with support from various development partners in the energy sector. The development of several key generation projects including the Central Termica Temane which will be crucial for meeting the increased demand for electricity in the southern parts of the country, and new solar power plants in northern Mozambique, including Tetereane and Metoro has largely contributed to this growth.

The adoption of renewable energy technologies is part and parcel of Mozambique’s intended Nationally Determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Policy actions geared toward the achievement of the long term Paris agreement goals include; the New and Renewable Energy Development Strategy (2011 to 2025); Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Energy from Biomass Energy Strategy (2014 to 2025); Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Regulation (REFIT); and the Renewable Energy Atlas for Mozambique. Based on the mentioned policy actions, the country estimates on a preliminary basis, the total reduction of about 76,5 MtCO2eq in the period from 2020 to 2030, with 23,0 MtCO2eq by 2024 and 53,4 MtCO2eq from 2025 to 2030.

Optimistically the effective implementation of the fore-stated action points will limit the GHG emissions and at the same time contribute to the betterment of the wellbeing of Mozambicans through the increase of the access to renewable energy sources and to basic services like sanitation, health, and education. Besides, Mozambique is willing to participate in the market mechanisms to be established which would allow access to clean technologies in order to mitigate the emissions arising from exploiting, managing and using the natural capital that is available

The Government’s commitment to increase up to 20% by 2040 contribution of new renewable energy sources to the energy matrix notwithstanding, strategic decisions about main sources of energy will be required in view of the changes the global economy is experiencing. Moreover, as the country advances in development and industrialization, Mozambique needs to move strategically and fast towards the achievement of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as per the Paris Agreement on Climate change.


High level dialogue ENERGY

The UN High level dialogue on energy held from the 21-25th of June had the participation of All UN Member States voluntarily committed to the SDGs. The HLDE discussions were deliberated under the following thematic areas;

I. Energy Access (Universal electricity access, Clean cooking, Heating/cooling and other energy services)
II. Energy Transitions (Renewable energy, Energy efficiency, Transport including electric vehicles, just transition, including coal phase-out)
III. Enabling SDGs Through Inclusive, Just Energy Transitions (Gender equality, Health and education, Poverty eradication and job creation, Agriculture, food systems, and water, Sustainable production and consumption)

In addition, cross cutting issues were tackled including; Innovation, Technology and Data, Finance and Investment with focus on the Recovering better strategy from COVID-19, Fossil fuel subsidy reform, Green investment, Risk management, and insurance

Here are 10 lessons for Mozambique from the HLDE;

1.It is necessary to formulate actionable plans and compacts that include clean cooking; a viable, robust, fully inclusive, and sustainable clean cooking industry; and making gender a key part of agreements and financing.

2.There is need for the adoption of innovative or non-market solutions for affordability such as waiving taxes or subsidizing clean cooking and household energy; capacity building and support for local manufacturing; research on transition technologies, including hemp or crop wastes; and innovations in financing instruments and business models.

3.Adopting an integrated approach that recognizes the end goal of an electrified economy with electric cooking and electric mobility. Need for better fiscal allocation and targeted financial tools that can support both large and small providers.

4.Increased use of digital tools such as the internet and social media to share information in real time, focusing not only on supply but also demand data. Need for capacity needs assessments as well as efforts to address the needs identified.

5.Government and other relevant stakeholders strongly encouraged to take actions to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy, increase the global share of new and renewable energy, improve the inclusion in energy sector cooperation, where relevant, and increase the rate of improvement in energy efficiency for a clean, low-emission, low-carbon climate-resilient, safe, efficient, modern, affordable and sustainable energy system, given the systemic sustainable development benefits, while taking into consideration the diversity of national situations, priorities, policies, specific needs and challenges and capacities, including their energy mix and energy systems;

6.Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, as such services are an integral part of poverty eradication measures, human dignity, quality of life, economic opportunity, the combating of inequality, the promotion of health and the prevention of morbidity and mortality, access to education, safe drinking water and sanitation, food security, disaster risk reduction and resilience, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental impact reduction, social inclusion and gender equality, including for persons affected by humanitarian emergencies;

7.There is need for the promotion of an enabling environment for the increased usage of sustainable, cleaner and more efficient cooking and heating methods

8.Relevant stakeholders need to leverage the cost-competitiveness of renewable energy, especially in off-grid areas, in order to achieve universal energy access, such as by establishing policy frameworks for metering and payment systems, requiring cost comparisons between grid extension and off-grid solutions, facilitating investment by domestic and foreign banks and educating students, communities, investors and entrepreneurs on renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, among other activities, where feasible and appropriate;

9.Need for strengthened cooperation at the regional level to promote innovation and facilitate financing, support regional cross-border power grid connectivity, as appropriate, to advance economic integration and sustainable development and share best practices that are responsive to regional needs with regard to Sustainable Development Goal 7 and its interlinkages with the other Sustainable Development Goals, and in this regard encourages Governments to reinforce their energy interconnections, connecting regional energy markets and increasing energy security at the global level;

10.It is only a collective effort that can enable the energy transition at a faster pace. Attainment of SDG7 will require consorted action across the world. There is need to drive ambition and action at home and with greater international collaboration the government can boost investment in clean power and support a faster cheaper and easier transition for all.

UNIDO in partnership with FUNAE and BCI held a virtual event on May 12, 2021, that brought together 25 participants as part of the credit line dissemination activities carried out by the TSE4ALLM project.  The event was vital in raising awareness among renewable energy systems suppliers about the BCI SUPER credit line and sharing generic technical requirements that must be included in the proposals submitted by the potential beneficiaries.  “Participants had the opportunity to clarify certain aspects related to access to the investment capital provided by the BCI-SUPER credit line”
It is worth noting that renewable energy technology suppliers and service providers are eligible to compete for the BCI SUPER credit line and have a fundamental role in the project as they will be called upon to work in three aspects: (i) placing in the market innovative renewable energy solutions developed locally or in partnership with foreign suppliers; (ii) developing and submitting projects in partnership with  (associations, cooperatives, companies, etc.), iii) Offering technical support to fund applicants (potential beneficiaries), including detailed proposals with drawings, equipment prices and specifications for the submission of technical projects with complete information.
Can technology suppliers apply for financing for the acquisition of equipment? 
The acquisition of equipment will only be eligible for financing if it is part of a set of activities targeting a specific intervention in a rural community, where the use of energy will be highlighted. Technology suppliers and service providers must develop and submit projects in partnership with the private sector located in the communities (associations, cooperatives, companies, etc.), with concrete impact on rural areas and in line with the general objectives of the TSE4ALLM project