The theme of the 9 th Africities Summit is: “The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063”. These two Agendas call for the urgent need to develop resilient and sustainable urbanization in Africa, cognizant of the fact that by 2050 the bulk of African population will be living in cities, and that the majority of city dwellers will settle in intermediary cities.
The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF22) took place online (with limited on-site presence for speakers and moderators only). Co-organised by the European Commission, the African Union Commission, as well as EU and African business organisations.
First Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa workshop hosted by CINEA - European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.
COP 26 side event on “Transitioning to zero carbon mobility in our cities: linking transport to energy, climate and health”
This event is designed for panel discussions with policy makers, city representatives, industry experts and researchers to discuss clean transport adoption in cities as part of energy savings, climate mitigation and public health efforts. Different modes of zero-emission transport will be discussed, and several regions (Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America) will showcase best practice examples. The session will first explore the EU efforts and then move towards global best-practices.
Local and regional governments face important barriers in accessing finance such as the low capacity for developing bankable projects and the lack of information on financing instruments and opportunities. The session will give an insight on: (i) local government representatives from Europe, South America and Africa sharing their challenges to secure finance. (ii) financial institution representatives showcasing the instruments they offer.(iii) an exchange between the local governments and financial experts discussing how to improve collaboration and upscale action, allowing cities to...