There is currently little prospect of a successful international agreement resulting in effective, legally binding emission targets and significant “new and additional finance transfers” to developing countries; however, there is room for Africa to formulate an effective strategy in climate change negotiations. This policy brief argues that African negotiators should concentrate on a "package deal" of infrastructure investment and long-term energy exports. If African countries cooperate, the continent can become a source of energy to Europe. Africa can become an energy source at least as reliable as Russia or the Middle East — while simultaneously contributing to lowering global emissions.

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