The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will organise a High-Level EU-Africa Forum on Green Investment on 23 April 2021, after a month of talks between African and European countries about the green transition and investment. The event will consist of around 25 online Green Talks, transmitted from capital cities on the two continents.
This forum will bring together representatives of government and business, international financial and development institutions, civil society and academe, showcasing a range of perspectives on sustainable development and green investment. It will be an opportunity to share experiences and innovative approaches to mobilising private and public capital to support the green transition in Africa and Europe, showing how a green and sustainable business model can be profitable, create jobs and wealth, whilst also helping the world to achieve its climate goals.
Topics covered will include:
- the role of the EU and its Member States in curbing climate change across the world, with a focus on Africa
- how international financial institutions are responding to this challenge through targeted, innovative instruments and enhanced outreach
- how private sector models are changing to become greener and more sustainable.
The Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, and the EIB President, Werner Hoyer, will jointly conduct the opening session.