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The Africa We Want: Transitioning to a Net Zero Built Environment in Africa (WGBC)

SDG7 Pavilion, COP

Location: SDG7 Pavilion

Time: 16:30-17:30 (EET)

Hosted by World Green Building Council and SE4ALL


Although Africa contributes only 4% of the world’s CO2 emissions, Africa is home to 1.3 billion people and this number is projected to grow – with Africa’s carbon output per person growing exponentially faster than its population. This increase in carbon emissions is one of the drivers towards a low-carbon development pathway by national and sub-national policymakers and by businesses across Africa as demonstrated in their net zero carbon commitments. With accelerating the energy transition being a focal point for 2023, this panel will be the launch of the Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities & the Built Environment at COP27.