17-20 October 2017. Addis Ababa. United Nations Conference Centre. Global Green Growth Week 2017. The GGGWeek2017 addressed a number of key topics, including:
- Mobilizing green/climate finance to bankable projects in developing countries;
- Sustainably managing resources to address water and food security challenges;
- and Developing and adopting policies that drive environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth.
Together with partners such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the African Development Bank (AfDB), other multilateral development banks, UN regional, economic and social commissions, GGGI is working globally to leverage private as well as public sector investment in inclusive green growth. An example is the establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Facility, the financing channel for a USD50 million project to enhance critical irrigation systems in the country’s drought-prone regions.
High-level Panel: Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential
Recent economic growth and increasing foreign direct investment in Africa, focused primarily on extractive sectors and agricultural commodities, has not always uniformly benefited African livelihoods, nor delivered significant poverty reduction. Further, growth has come at a cost to the environment, and at a time when the impact of climate change is increasing.
- H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- H.E. Jofesa Leonel Correia Sacka, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
- H.E. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (TBC)
- Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute
- Elion Resources Group
- Moderator: Robert Mukiza, Country Representative, Global Green Growth Institute
- Know more about this session by downloading the brochure.
- Co-organizers: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Green Climate Fund, Global Green Growth Institute
- Panel Discussion I Innovative digital solutions to advance new forms of climate resilient and low emissions agriculture
- Panel Discussion II Financial innovations for new forms of agriculture that reduces costs, increases productivity and provides social and environmental returns
- Co-organizers: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), University of Copenhagen
18 October 2017. CCAFS, together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), produced this video highlighting the 10 “best bet” options for climate adaptation in agriculture. The video was presented at the Global Green Growt Week 2017 conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18 October 2017.
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