European Commission presentation

AFRY support renewAfrica initiative to help region advance renewable energy investments

29/10/2020

Supporting Africa in their journey towards a sustainable future

AFRY are one of 27 organisations from across the European renewable energy value chain that is backing the renewAfrica initiative, whose aim is to partner with Europe to enable the access to universal energy, and advance their sustainable growth journey.

Furthering their already secured milestones since launching in 2019, renewAfrica continue their quest on 29th October 2020, where presentations will be made to Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, to put forward their proposal of creating a comprehensive EU Programme to increase investment and secure sustainable development. During this presentation, Jonas Gustavsson will make a statement on behalf of AFRY, as a signee organisation of the Declaration of Intent of the renewAfrica initiative.

"As an engineering and design company with Nordic roots and devoted to accelerate the sustainable energy transition, AFRY sees renewAfrica as one instrument that can help us put the efforts where it makes the most impact.

According to the World Economic Forum the Nordics is one of the leading regions when it comes to the sustainable energy transition and the learnings could be used in different parts of the world to support and accelerate the global energy transition", says Jonas Gustavsson, CEO, AFRY.

renewAfrica present to European Commission

“There is no silver bullet for the energy transition. It is going to require careful balancing of the unique local environmental, economic and social drivers. Brave leadership will be required to accelerate the current transition pace. Our frontline leaders and their teams are devoted to supporting this acceleration especially in Africa through the renewAfrica clean energy initiatives. At AFRY we don’t care much about making history, we care about Making Future,” says Richard Pinnock, Head of Energy Division, AFRY.

To read further information about the presentation by renewAfrica and it's participants to the European Commission and the response from the event click here.

For further information, contact:

Cathrine Sandegren

EVP and Head of Communications

Marie Trogstam

Head of Sustainability