IBRAF in the Regional Ministerial Conferences on Green Economy

The Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) is one of the partners in the the series of Regional Ministerial Conferences on Green Economy, launched globally as a result of the success of the annual World Green Economy Summit and a direct response to the requests of participating countries and institutional partners to bring green economy solutions closer to the regional contexts.

IBRAF’s President, Prof. João Bosco Monte was one of the speakers at the Africa Regional, in Cairo. He stressed on the importance of the green economy agenda in the panel session”Solutions for scaling up green innovative technologies”.

“We need to address the question of how Green Economy affects and impacts where we live. Private sector needs to be included in all equations for us to see results in and youth is our best natural resource in the countries”, said Prof. Monte.

The high-level forums in five regions globally promote successful evidence-based green economy solutions that meet the needs of countries in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

The 2019 Regional Ministerial Conferences on Green Economy are organized by the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in close cooperation with the United Nations. Following Africa, the Americas Regional will be held on Fortaleza, Brazil, on June 24th – 26th. IBRAF is the local partner in Brazil for the conference, working together with WGEO, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Solar Alliance (ISA), and the Government of the State of Ceara.

The Regional Ministerial Conferences on Green Economy aims to raise regional awareness by showcasing and scaling up the impact of successful evidence-based green economy solutions crafted and tested by countries in each respective region. The three thematic focus areas of summits are improving regulatory and policy frameworks for a green economy, promoting innovative green investment through public-private partnerships, and advancing national-level capacity development for a holistic green action.