Europe Needs to Work with Overlooked Africa on Environmental Policies

We know that everyone is affected by climate change… but some more than others. This is especially the case for the African continent. Hanae Bezad, lead expert on startups and innovation ecosystems at Smart Africa, considers the question of ownership when it comes to environmental protection. With the European Green Deal making waves, Bezad explores the “why” behind Africa’s silence in the environmental dialogue, particularly when the continent has so much to lose. Or… is it just that Europe & the rest of the world are not listening attentively enough?

As we celebrate Africa Day and the progress that the African continent has made, let us also consider how we can promote and harness this progress to respond, collectively, to common challenges facing our global environment.

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