Coal and carbonization in sub-Saharan Africa


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 09 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0649-8

GHG emissions in sub-Saharan African countries are comparatively low, but continued economic and population growth could transform the region into a major emitter. Here, it is shown that the transportation sector has driven emissions in the past few decades, but new coal investments are likely to be a major driver in the near future.