The Africa Green Growth Forum, which began this Monday, is a series of events bringing together investors, policy makers and practitioners from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development.
With increasingly rapid changes in the earth’s climate, and its severe impact on Africa’s development, there is an urgent need to expand the sharing of sustainable development tools and experience.
Such efforts will only be successful if Africa joins together to share best practice, mobilise resources and foster investment and innovation in green growth.
This will be essential to achieve the goals Africa has set for itself through the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
The inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum is being organised to advance these efforts and draw attention to the importance of sustainable economic transformation and signal green growth as a priority for the continent.
The Africa Green Growth Forum began on November 26, 2018 in Kigali and is being organised by the government of Rwanda with support from a range of partners from across the continent and around the world. It will end on November 30.
Below are some of the highlights
Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, reiterated the need to focus on how the world behaves today, in order to secure a better and environmentally better future.
Part of the forum includes networking and networlding.
Frank Rijsberman (above), Director General of Global Green Growth Institute, said that green growth is not only affordable but is also the best way to address climate change.
Nicola Bellomo, EU Ambassador to Rwanda, said the EU is supportive of Green Growth and for the fure.
Fodé Ndiaye, UN Rwanda Resident Coordinator, noted that it is everyone’s responsibility to advance the green growth and climate resilience strategy and to continue to educate the wider public about the low carbon growth, and natural resource management.
Participants can use these bikes to ride back to their hotel.