West African Experts Recommend Cross-border Cooperation in the Energy Sector
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Experts recommended that West African States strengthen cross-border cooperation in the energy sector to ensure that renewable energy contributes to wealth creation, economic growth, and poverty reduction during an ad hoc expert group meeting organized by the Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on 7 and 8 June 2012, in Lomé, Togo. The experts also stressed the need to update the White Paper of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reflect developments in the renewable energy sector and climate change issues, and its translation into national energy policies, programmes and projects.