A 30-days of dialogue on green transition and green investment between African and European partners will be hosted by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The dialogue will take place till April 24.
Events and virtual meetings will take place across Africa and Europe, beginning on 24 March and culminating on 23 April, with the High-Level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum being held in Lisbon.
The Green Investment Forum will bring together European and African political leaders, policy makers and business representatives to discuss best-practice, partnership and practical solutions to accelerate sustainable development, green investment and post-pandemic recovery.
“Africa and Europe are committed to accelerating the green transition and delivering sustainable development. Sharing technical, financial and environmental expertise is essential to unlock new investment that will ensure a better future after the pandemic. Over the next month the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will bring together experts in Green Talks across Africa and Europe ahead of the EU-Africa Green Investment Forum. Identifying best-practice and successful solutions to shared challenges will enable a stronger recovery and greener future for Africa and Europe,” said Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
“The European Investment Bank has a unique track record supporting high-impact investment across Europe, Africa and around the world. We are fully committed to strengthening a green recovery from COVID-19. Over the next four weeks the Green Talks across Africa and Europe, and the High-Level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum will foster a mutually beneficial sharing of views and lessons from a successful sustainable investment experience that accelerates future clean energy, climate action and digital projects, creating jobs and improving citizens’ lives. The European Investment Bank is pleased to join the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU to bring together African and European partners to boost green growth during challenging times.” said Ricardo Mourinho Félix, European Investment Bank Vice-President.