AU Chairman Macky plans to attend G20 summit
The African Union Chairman and President of Senegal, Macky Sall has planned to attend an upcoming G20 summit in Bali, two government officials said on Friday.
Sall’s visit, his first to a G20 summit, would come after his participation in the COP27 UN climate meeting in Egypt, where he was a major campaigner for affluent countries to give more money to help Africa adapt to climate change.
The Bali summit would take place from November 15 to 16, spanning the second week of the COP27 meeting.
According to one of the officials, Sall would wear “two hats” at the meeting, representing both the African Union and Senegal.
Senegal is negotiating a pact with G20 countries to help it transition to low-carbon energy.
The so-called Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETP) were pioneered by South Africa’s agreement last year, in which countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France provided funds to accelerate the country’s transition away from coal power.
However, the official stated that one of the topics he would like to discuss with G20 members is the Senegal JETP, which was being negotiated at COP27.