Africa: Key data for COP26

Africa- key data for COP26
Issue 449
05 November 2021

Published November 2021, this map illustrates a series of key datasets that provide context to Africa's energy transition and its contribution to current CO2 emissions.

Two maps show country-by-country access to electricity rates and CO2 emissions (actual and per capita). A third map uses African Energy Live Data's power database to provide a country-by-country picture of renewables power generation capacity and renewables as a percentage of total generation capacity.

A line of small pies shows coal generation as a percentage of total generation capacity, with South Africa (72%), Botswana (67%) and Zimbabwe (50%) the largest coal power users.

An inset of two pie charts shows Africa's proportion of world population compared to its contribution to world CO2 emissions.

The map is available as a PDF file using eps graphics, meaning that there is no loss of resolution as the file is enlarged.


Single African Energy map


(1 standard map)

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map


Interested in more than one map?

The African Energy Atlas is the essential reference book for all energy professionals working in Africa, with maps, graphics and articles covering all aspects of the energy sector.

Take a closer look