Africa 2009 - Climate Change

Global Redesign Series: Addressing Climate Change - An African Imperative

Climate change presents a challenge to resilient and durable economic growth across Africa. However, international discussions, particularly on adaptation and deforestation, remain broad, top-down and do not adequately leverage the private sector. What domestic initiatives can most effectively address the challenges to natural resources, infrastructure and growth that different countries in Africa face because of climate change? How can these be bundled together to provide a bottom-up directive from the major economies in Africa to the UN negotiations in December 2009?

Marcus Agius, Chairman, Barclays, United Kingdom
Tom Boardman, Chief Executive, Nedbank Group, South Africa
Robert M. Godsell, Non-Executive Chairman, Eskom Holdings, South Africa
Buyelwa Patience Sonjica, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of South Africa
Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark

Chaired by
Christopher Burns, TV Reporter, Bloomberg, Belgium

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