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    AfDB unveils country-by-country report on Africa’s green financing needs

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has unveiled a country-by-country economic reports on Africa’s climate change and green growth financing needs.

    The aim of the report is to guide African policymakers in their discussions during the 28th United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change (COP 28).

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    The bank in a statement said the global event would take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from  Nov. 30 to  Dec. 12.

    The new Country Focus Reports (CFRs) provide analysis and policy recommendations to strengthen countries’ active participation at COP 28.

    The bank in a statement said the global event would take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from  Nov. 30 to  Dec. 12.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new Country Focus Reports (CFRs) provide analysis and policy recommendations to strengthen countries’ active participation at COP 28.

    The theme of the reports is “Mobilising private sector finance for climate and green growth in Africa”.

    The report foster policy dialogue on macroeconomic performance and outlook and provide insights on mobilising private sector and natural capital finance to drive the continent’s climate resilience and green growth policies.

    Prof Kevin Urama, AfDB’s Chief Economist and Vice President, said the reports would evoke sound, practical and implementable policies to enhance private sector financing for climate change and green growth.

    “As countries prepare for COP28, the reports provide each African country with independent, verified analysis and recommendations.

    “For evidence-based negotiations during the global conversation on climate finance and green transitions.

    “The reports contain several short, medium, and long-term policies to accelerate African countries’ economic growth and build resilience to shocks.

    “They provide governments and potential investors with up-to-date, accurate data to inform policy and investment decisions,” Urama said

    The AfDB’s Acting Director of Country Economics, Ferdinand Bakoup, said the Country Focus Reports 2023 built on the African Economic Outlook 2023 which was launched in May.

    Bakoup said the report also build on the subsequent Regional Economic Outlooks launched in July.

    He said: “the CFRs’ detailed country-level analysis and policy recommendations will impact policy design and future projects and programmes in African countries.

    “Through these continental, regional, and country-specific reports, AfDB seeks to reduce the information imbalances that result from generalising about countries across a very diverse continent.

    “The document highlights how governments can strengthen macroeconomic performance and outlook and catalyse private sector and natural capital finance to support climate action and green growth initiatives in the country.

    “These include green bonds, debt for climate swaps, green banks, blended finance, carbon markets, and several other innovative financing instruments,” he said.

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