Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe’s households are connected to the electricity grid. The country has huge and diverse renewable energy potential. Its sustainable energy portfolio could include solar, hydro, biomass and, to a limited extent, wind and geothermal. Zimbabwe put forward a National Renewable Energy Policy in 2019. The policy aims to have 16.5% of the total generation capacity (excluding large hydro) from renewable sources by 2025. CAN Zim will lead the advocacy effort in promoting renewable energy penetration in Zimbabwe.
The emissions of Zimbabwe are minor compared to the big polluters but deforestation is an issue that becomes apparent especially around highly populated areas. Mitigation is an important part of our work and renewable energy is crucial in that sector. We intent to conduct trainings on renewable energy and energy efficiency to create awareness amongst the primary victims of climate change. Many Zimbabwean households are not connected to the national grid, by using solar or other renewable energies they do not only lower their impact to climate change and deforestation but they also eliminate health issues and improve their livelihood.
CAN Zim supports a Just Transition away from fossil fuels? Together with our partners we leverage existing grassroots resistance campaigns to stop production and expansion of fossil fuels, support litigation efforts against fossil fuel projects, and to prevent the presence of fossil fuel lobbies and vested interests in multilateral climate for a.