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The Mediterranean region and the African continent are among the areas most affected by climate change and global warming in the world. The IPCC Report and regional factsheet published in August 2021 highlight that the Mediterranean and Africa will be increasingly affected by rising surface temperatures and sea levels, vulnerability to drought, and water scarcity.
According to the report co-authored by Positive Agenda Advisory: “Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Africa: Recommendations for policy actors“, the main investment priorities in the coming decades will be: linking clean energy with post-Covid-19 recovery efforts, climate-smart agriculture, green transportation, quality data to drive the digital economy, social protection tackling inequality, green industrial policy, environmental taxes and sustainable tourism. The report also provides recommendations for enhancing investment in the green transition.
This webinar is co-organised by EMEA and Positive Agenda Advisory, with the aim of discussing which investment and financing priorities are needed for a proper green transition in African countries, considering both climate change and post-COVID economic recovery constraints.
Moderator(s): Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor The Bayes Business School (Former CASS)
Dr. Cynthia Echave, Project Coordinator and Senior Researcher, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, (EMEA)
Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, Environment and Development, University of Reading.
Kwame Sarpong Barnieh, Partner KPMG Ghana
Prof Ing Martin Lukac, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, University of Reading.
Dr. Meggan Spires, Director of Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, ICLEI Africa.
Hana Lakhdar Ghazal, Director General, Positive Agenda Advisory.
The webinar is co-organised by EMEA and Positive Agenda Advisory, and will take place on Thursday 4 November at 15:00 CET on Zoom.