The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 14-30 June 2022

On 14-30 June 2022, the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), Capitals Coalition, Green Economy Coalition (GEC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are hosting the Africa Green Economy Conference.

The Africa Green Economy Conference will explore the opportunities for investing in nature and developing public policy that better values Africa's unique natural capital assets, which are key to ensuring a robust, inclusive recovery and the transition to a nature-positive economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme of Innovative Pathways for a Nature-Positive Future from Policy, Business, and Finance, the conference will present new research and initiatives, share best practices, and engage stakeholders in finance, government, business, and civil society.

This hybrid conference is organized under the Economics for Nature (E4N) and Natural Capital for African Development Finance (NC4-ADF) initiatives with support from the MAVA Foundation for Nature and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Find the conference program and how to participate below.

The conference will feature two virtual plenary sessions on 14 and 30 June.

Register for the opening plenary session here.

Register for the closing plenary session here.

Between these sessions, local partners in Gabon, Mozambique, South Africa, and Uganda are hosting in-person meetings and workshops to explore several key questions:

1. What are the key challenges and barriers in our country or region that hinder integrating natural capital approaches into institutional decision-making?

2. What are the best practices in our country or region for integrating natural capital into decision-making? When natural capital was successfully integrated into decision-making, which factors contributed to the success? What were the key lessons learnt?

3. How can application be scaled through strategic collaboration between business, finance, government and civil society organizations?