Climate change shows how important it is to rethink the global economy and how it should function. Degradation of land and water resources, closely tied to climate change, is a critical issue that can be mitigated by a more sustainable approach to economic growth. African countries will continue to be particularly affected by these issues, amongst other challenges, such as rising youth unemployment and inequality within general populations.
How can a more sustainable and “green” organization of the economy offer long-term solutions to these challenges in Africa, and how should it be achieved? The panel will explore the perspective and roles of different actors: European politicians and development cooperation agencies, as well as African youth, entrepreneurs, the private sector and academia.