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African Forum on Green Economy

April 1 - April 2

African Forum on Green Economy: Investing in Natural Capital for a Resilient Africa

This event will now be hosted online.

Of all regions on the planet, Africa faces some of the most material natural capital risks, and yet, some of the most clear and compelling opportunities for green, sustainable growth. Fast growing sectors such as agriculture, forestry, infrastructure and others face significant risks from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity. Businesses across the continent will need better information to understand these risks, and to respond in a sustainable way. Investors also need to better understand their opportunities and risk profiles in emerging African markets, and policymakers need to identify and enact smart legislation that provides natural, social and economic benefits for maximum sustainable growth.

The African Forum on Natural Capital: Investing Green Economies will help all stakeholders anticipate and prepare for new opportunities and risks, and propose collaborative ways forward.

The programme for the Forum includes:

Day 1

    • Taking stock: Assessing economic and environmental trends across the continent, and what this means for sectors and investors in 2020.
    • Sector Deep-dives: A closer look at the water and agricultural sectors, with case studies and discussion.
    • Development finance: Perspectives from development finance on the greatest risks and opportunities.
    • Learning session: Exploring what green economic decision-making looks like in practice.

Day 2

    • 2020: A Super-Year for Africa: How international processes can change expectations.
    • Sector Deep-dives:Deep-dive into the infrastructure sector, with case studies and discussion.
    • Data and insights: Where to find the information needed.
    • Perspectives from commercial finance on the incentives for financing greener markets.
    • Next steps and action: How to continue sharing and innovating green economic solutions across the continent.

Read on and register here.


April 1
April 2