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Together with energy efficiency, clean energy technologies such as solar and wind are central to the fight against climate change. They are available today, getting better and cheaper all the time, and help improve air quality whilst creating new jobs. Photo©UN/Eskinder Debebe

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18 African women mayors representing both small and big towns on the continent call for greater attention to communities without electricity, given the inextricable link between climate change and energy at last month’s meeting. The mayors held a meeting last month, hosted by Paris mayor Anne Hildalgo and France’s former environment minister Jean-Louis Borloo, who now heads the Fondation Énergies pour l’Afrique (Energy for Africa Foundation).

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Photo credit: Mairie de Paris/Henri Garat.

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