African Forum on Green Economy

Investing in Natural Capital for a Resilient Africa



Of all regions on the planet, Africa faces some of the most pressing natural capital risks, and yet some of the most clear and compelling opportunities for green, sustainable growth.


Fast growing sectors such as agriculture, forestry, infrastructure and others face significant risks from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity. Across the continent, businesses need better information to understand and respond to these risks in a sustainable way. Investors also need to better understand their opportunities and risk profiles in emerging African markets, and policymakers need to identify and enact smart legislation that provides natural, social and economic benefits for maximum sustainable growth.


This discussion is an opportunity to gather and inspire a new generation of expectations about what green, economic decision-making means on the continent. Get involved through the sessions below.

Our Sessions

About the organisers

The Africa Forum is part of the Economics for Nature programme, a six-year project being led by the Green Economy Coalition and its partners the Natural Capital Coalition, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, WWF France and Finance Watch. The aim of Economics for Nature is to support development, economic and spatial planning processes to internalise the many values of nature.

The Forum is funded by MAVA Foundation and is being supported by IUCN Uganda country office. Other partners who have committed to offering resources and assistance are ACODE Uganda, Balfour Beatty, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network, the Gaberone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, GIZ Uganda, Green Growth Knowledge Partnership, Natural Eco Capital Nigeria, UNEP-WCMC, WWF-France and Vital Signs Uganda.