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.
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.