African climate change experts gear up for a forum in Côte d’Ivoire
Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire will host the upcoming African Forum on Technological Innovation for Energy Transition, Environmental Sustainability and Sustainable Development June 17 – 18.
The main objective of the forum is to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Objectives in Africa.
Organized jointly by Canadian BFK International and Ivorian Roscidet, the forum will serve as an avenue to value Africa’s innovative technological potential and stimulate technological innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency and biodiversity conservation in Africa.
According to the organizers, the forum will foster the emergence of new strategies for African countries to move up to the global renewable energy technology frontier and position themselves as virtuous models for mobilizing renewable energy in global value chains.
Themed “Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience: Technological Challenges and Opportunities on the African Continent”, the forum will adopt recommendations, laying the foundations for reflections and actions to be carried out in the field, including the fight against pollution, the preservation of resources and the contribution to achieving sustainable development objectives.
Since December 2015, when 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, several countries in Africa have begun implementing climate resilience activities that will allow them to better absorb and adapt to harsh climatic changes. However, huge implementation challenges remain.