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The Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities and the Built Environment is open for consultation

13 July 2022 – Today, the World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network is excited to release the Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities & the Built Environment for regional consultation.

Register to attend one or more of the following consultation sessions:

  • 21 July, 2022 12:00 – 14:00 GMT
  • 4 August, 2022 12:00 – 14:00 GMT
  • 18 August, 2022 12:00 – 14:00 GMT

Developed by a coalition of Green Building Councils (GBCs) representing all regions across Africa, the draft articulates the policies African leaders and government officials must support to deliver the ‘Africa We Want’. A resilient, equitable, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere.

The recommendations are divided across five key priority areas that the Africa network has identified as strategically important to guide and shape climate action and ambition towards achieving the vision of a prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development.

These are:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure

The draft manifesto includes the regional considerations put forward by GBCs which were analysed to define the common policy asks which are relevant to Africa as a whole.

Stakeholders across the continent are encouraged to submit their written comments by 18 August 2022. There will also be an opportunity to comment through a series of regional roundtables that will take place over the next three months. These roundtables will enable us to gather more perspectives and ensure that the needs and opportunities for a sustainable built environment across the entire continent are reflected in the final version in the lead up to COP27.

The final manifesto will be launched at the Africa Green Building Summit on 28-29 September 2022.

Download the draft Manifesto here

Find out more about WorldGBC’s Africa Regional Network