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dc.description.abstractAfrica has substantial reserves of fossil fuel resources. These include about 9.5% of the total global proven reserves of crude oil, 8% of natural gas reserves, and 4% of coal reserves. Much of the fossil fuel in Africa is either exported or has not yet been developed for use within Africa. Despite its huge energy resources, Africa is still faced with enormous energy challenges, including low access by many to modern energy, insufficient energy infrastructure, low efficiency, and lack of institutional and technical capacity to make use of its huge resources. Most African countries are net energy importers, as currently exploited oil reserves are concentrated in only a few countries. As a consequence, the continent has 38 net oil-importing countries, demonstrating the high dependence of most African economies on imported fossil fuels. This exposes them to volatile world oil prices and jeopardizes their balance of payments positions. For most oil-importing countries in Africa, sharp increases in the cost of imported energy, coupled with increasingly scarce traditional energy resources (e.g. fuel wood), have created what has been termed a double energy squeeze. The squeeze has eroded some of the economic gains that have been made in recent years and has exerted strong pressure on macroeconomic stability and economic growth.en
dc.titleFossil fuels in Africa in a carbon constrained futureen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCES::FOSSIL FUELSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCES::FOSSIL FUELSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCES::FOSSIL FUELSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::POLLUTION::GREENHOUSE GASESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::POLLUTION::GREENHOUSE GASESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::POLLUTION::GREENHOUSE GASESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCES::ENERGY POLICYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCES::ENERGY POLICYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENERGY RESOURCES::ENERGY POLICYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Special Initiatives Division. African Climate Policy Centeren
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::African Union Commissionen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::African Development Banken
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Special Initiatives Division. African Climate Policy Centeren
ags.creatorCorporateAfrican Union Commissionen
ags.creatorCorporateAfrican Development Banken
ags.subjectClassification03.10.00 ENERGY RESOURCESen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
ags.citationTitleClimDev Africa(Policy brief) No.10en
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T09:05:29Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T09:05:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.format.extent3 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeBriefing paper
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ags.availabilityNumberb11953500
ags.availabilityNumber2019
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11953500
uneca.language.supporteden


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