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At a the Think and Go Green meeting organized by the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) last Thursday December 11, sustainability was the hot topic in conference. The need to help the environment, save money and promote growth were all part of the conversation In order to move into the future. The conference kicked off with the opening speech of Kassa TekleBirhan, Speaker of the House of the Federation, who stressed the importance of harnessing private sector innovation for promoting green industry and business.
The panel discussion centered on Africa’s sustainable strategy, future energy needs, food security, green finance, construction and design and green business. The discussions were highly educational and provided a mix of professionals from across the business community and environment groups, allowing the audience to understand concepts from the viewpoints of business and the environmental activists.
Many in the audience argued that in the context of climate change and resource scarcity, Africa’s private sector has a vital role to play in contributing to environmental sustainability. They stressed greening business operations and practices provide an opportunity to achieve costs savings and demonstrate environmental leadership that can generate positive perception by the public and other stakeholders. Green business operators, however, indicated that raising capital for solar, wind, and geothermal projects remains a hurdle to progress.
We need to educate both investors and policymakers,” said Sanford Mwakasone, a Climate Change Specialist at ENGEN, a Petronas subsidiary from South Africa, which specializes in energy business. “Efficient and sustainable energy provision to customers contributes to sustainable development.”
Speaking at the conference, Herve Azemtsa from Cameroon, and Ahadu Abayneh from Ethiopia and others said Africa should focus on workforce development and making sure the next generation of workers can manufacture and develop green products and services to support the promotion of a healthy environment.
The Go Green conference was organized by PACCI in partnership with Cordaid and the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center (HoaRec) at the Gulele Botanic Garden. The two-day conference included presentations on components of a green growth strategy, resource conservation and efficiency strategies including sustainability strategy.