A Green
Gabon

A time to act - Season One Episode 03

Photo: UN Women/Joe Saade
Published on October 18, 2020

Gabon is taking a leading role in the fight against climate change at the continental and international level. With up to 80% of Gabon covered in rainforests, Gabon has been a leader in Africa in preserving its rainforests for many years. Adopting a ‘Green Gabon’ approach, Gabon aims to transition away from an extractive-based (oil and mining) economy to a more green and sustainable economy that is aligned with the 2030 Agenda. The Joint SDG Fund aims to help Gabon establish a ‘deeply green’ Integrated National Financing Framework, aligning public and private financing towards the transition with a gender-sensitive budget.

Panel

Mr. Stephen Jackson, UN Resident Coordinator, Gabon

Mr. Lee White, Minister of Environment, Gabon

Ronald Mincy, Partner, African Capital Alliance

Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Moderated by Lisa Kurbiel, Head of Secretariat, Joint SDG Fund