GREENTECH AFRICA

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Building the largest sustainable business community/movement in Africa to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050.

Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, with a population of 1.3 billion people as of 2018. It accounts for about 16% of the human population on Earth and is the only continent with the highest percentage of young people. Africa’s fast-growing population and markets present unique opportunities for business in an environment of slowing global growth. At the same time, innovation and business investments are essential to meet Africa’s unfulfilled demand for goods and services, close the gaps in its infrastructure, create jobs, and decrease poverty.

Unfortunately, the climate crisis poses a grave danger to the economic growth of Africa, its people and future generations. According to the United Nations Fact Sheet on Climate Change, Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Already experiencing temperature increases of approximately 0.7°C over much of the continent, and with predictions that temperatures will rise further. Africa is facing a wide range of impacts, including increased drought and floods. Soon, climate change will contribute to a severe humanitarian crisis and decreases in food production, floods and inundation of its coastal zones and deltas, spread of waterborne diseases and risk of malaria, and changes in natural ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.

To mitigate the climate crisis and its effect in Africa, one of the most impactful solutions is by building a business community and movement that will understand the importance of a circular economy, green innovation, and the conservation of natural resources in Africa as well as focused on driving the continent in achieving a net-zero goal by 2050.

GREENTECH-AFRICA OBJECTIVES

  • Improve renewable energy consumption and reduce waste pollution.
  • Optimizing employees’ transportation.
  • Measure and analyze carbon emissions.
  • Raise awareness among employees.
  • Choose greener infrastructures and equipment.
  • Promote environmentally friendly ways of working.
  • Advocate for the efficient use of natural resources.
  • Choose sustainable suppliers, clients and stakeholders.
  • Create long-term sustainable collaborative projects on energy, food, building and transport.
  • Ensure less waste by effective use of resources after product use.
  • Propose effective climate policies to governments.

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