Launch of the African Union Green Recovery Action Plan


15 July 2021, 14:00 EAT (GMT+3)

From 2021 to 2027, the African Union (AU) Green Recovery Action Plan will strengthen collaboration for the Continent’s sustainable recovery from Covid-19 and support the realisation of a shared vision for a prosperous, secure, inclusive and innovative future for Africa.

Event description:

The African Union (AU) in partnership with bilateral and international partners and organizations will launch the African Union Green Recovery Action Plan (2021-2027). The Action Plan aims to catalyze action around the following five priority areas:

1. Climate finance
2. Renewable energy, energy efficiency and national Just Transition programmes
3. Nature-based solutions and focus on biodiversity
4. Resilient agriculture
5. Green and resilient cities

The launch of the African Union Green Recovery Action Plan is organized by the African Union Commission through the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE) and will be attended by Heads of State, Ministers, Representatives from Regional Economic Communities and Partners.

The AU Green Recovery Action Plan (AU GRAP) was developed by the Commission at pace in 2020 with support from South Africa (as President of AMCEN), UNECA and the United Kingdom. This Action Plan is intended to contribute towards the realization of AU member States Recovery plans as well as regional programmes such as the African Green Stimulus Programme.

Prof. Anthony Nyong, GCA Regional Director, Africa participated in the event to express GCA’s support and present the African Development Bank and GCA-led Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program as a vehicle for advancing the ambition of the AU Green Recovery Action Plan.