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Declaration of theHigh-level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum

by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European investment Bank Lisbon, 23rd of April 2021

A charter for a greener future in Africa and the EU

The world faces a make-it-or-break-it moment in the fight against climate change. To avoid reaching the tipping point when climate change slides out of control, now is the time to act.

In Africa, COVID-19 has interrupted the path towards global convergence and the continent faces the risk of an economic recession that could pull 50 million people into extreme poverty.

On 23rd April, 2021 the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European investment Bank convened the High-level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum and the Green Talks that preceded it with this background in mind – a 30-day dialogue between Africa and the EU.

The High-level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum provided an opportunity for decision makers, experts, the private sector and other civil society members to come together to discuss opportunities, share practices and accelerate project proposals to deliver for green investment across Africa.

As a whole, more than 7000 people registered for the Green Talks and for the Forum, bringing voices from all over the two continents, joining in the biggest euro-african dialogue on Climate Transition.

As we move forward and look to the future of EU-Africa relations, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Investment Bank, are committed to the following:

As a milestone in the build-up to the next EU-AU Summit, the High-level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum has been clear in confirming the Green Transition as a top priority for consolidating a fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership between the EU and Africa.

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