Former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been appointed a Global Advisor by the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP). The organization made the announcement on Tuesday, outlining Osinbajo’s role in advancing clean energy deployment in emerging economies.
In this position, Osinbajo will guide GEAPP and collaborate with governments to improve the enabling environment and effectiveness of clean energy investments. Additionally, he will continue to champion Just Energy Transitions in Africa, focusing on expanding Africa’s involvement in the global carbon market through the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI).
The CEO of GEAPP, Simon Harford, praised Osinbajo’s extensive experience in public service and his commitment to critical developmental issues such as national planning, climate change, governance, and social investment. Harford expressed confidence that Osinbajo’s expertise and network will greatly contribute to GEAPP’s mission of ensuring affordable access to clean energy and facilitating a just transition for all.
Osinbajo confirmed his appointment through a tweet, saying, “I am excited to announce that I have been appointed Global Advisor to Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet @EnergyAlliance. Together, we will work to unlock capital flows into the clean energy sector and boost Africa’s share in the global carbon market through #ACMI”.
GEAPP operates as a collaborative initiative, uniting philanthropic organizations, governments from both emerging and developed economies, technology and policy partners, as well as financing institutions. The alliance’s collective vision aims to accelerate universal energy access, foster inclusive economic growth, and significantly contribute to global climate targets over the next decade.
This appointment is a significant achievement for Osinbajo and highlights his continued commitment to advancing sustainable development in Nigeria and beyond.