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Mayowa Adeniran

Climate Action, as part of post Paris Agreement climate talks is putting together a live webinar titled  “Market Opportunities for Sustainable Innovation in Africa.”

The webinar will take place on Thursday 25 February at 3pm GMT.

What informs the organizing of this market opportunity webinar? Because climate change is already hindering sustainable development in Africa by contributing to reduced rainfall, warmer temperatures, flooding and the spread of water-borne diseases, whilst Africa contributes relatively little to global greenhouse gas emissions, a lower adaptive capacity makes many regions far more vulnerable to these impacts.

Therefore, this exciting webinar, to be held ahead of the Sustinable Innovation Expo at the UN Environment Assembly this May, will unite investors, policy makers and technology developers to explore the latest opportunities available across Africa and the progress being made towards low carbon development.

The webinar will provide opportunities to make better use of the $100 billion annual climate fund, announced at the Paris Agreement, which will boost the huge finance and technology effort already underway in Africa, where technology leapfrogging is providing tailored solutions to energy provision, agriculture and water management at both national and local scales throughout the continent.

Ahead of the UN Environment Assembly this May, the webinar will bring together investors, policy makers and technology developers to explore the latest opportunities available across Africa and the progress being made towards a low carbon development trajectory.

Attendees will be able to understand the latest low carbon investment opportunities in Africa better, learn about successful projects to date and how these can be scaled and replicated, discover the ways in which investors plan to deepen support for these emerging industries, and join the discussion on driving low carbon, sustainable development.

National and regional policy makers, low carbon technology developers, climate change experts, investors, renewable energy experts, and others are expected at this event.

Panellists include Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation; Alloysius Attah, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Farmerline; while Moderator is Anna Watson, Head of Production, Climate Action.

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