Green Expo and Summit expected to parade Zim

Nyasha Mutena

Participants drawn over 20 countries are expected to grace this year’s Green Expo and Summit to be held from the  26th – 28th July 2023, at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).

Speaking on the sidelines of this year’s edition, Ministry of Environment, Permanent Secretary, Mr Raphael Faranisi said this year’s events will bring together diverse players from across Africa and the global community to exchange ideas, build partnerships and collaborative efforts in stimulating investments in the “Just Transition” and broaden the discourse of this process. The theme is dubbed, “Just Transition – Remodeling Systems.”

He also highlighted that the Expo and Summit has a ripple effect on Zimbabwe in showcasing Zimbabwe as a tourist and business destination of choice and demonstrate that indeed Zimbabwe is open for business. Mr Faranisi stressed that Zimbabwe is a signatory of several conventions and agreements which include the Paris Agreement and several other conventions, as such it is mandated to make efforts to reduce environmental harmful emissions.

“You will be aware that our country is a signatory of the Paris Agreement and several other conventions on environment, the NDCs are our commitments to contribute to global GHG emissions reduction. And  the Green Expo and Summit presents a unique opportunity for Zimbabwe to showcase the progress made in meeting its aspirations enshrined in the Nationally Determined Contributions,” he said.

He expressed gratitude to Zimbabwe Sunshine Group, for their continuous partnership with the Government and the efforts towards growing the Green Expo and summit to become an continental platform.

Zimbabwe Sunshine Group director Mr Ronny Mbaisa confirmed 20 countries were expected to come with over 100 people exhibiting during the expo.

“We are expecting 20 countries across the globe and they include Indonesia, Angola, South Africa, Sweden, Zambia, France. We are going to have key players to do with waste management and climate issues and some have started registering. This expo will show what has been achieved in the region ,”said Mr Mbaisa.

The Green Expo and Summit is coming at an opportune time as the Government recently launched the long awaited Carbon Trading Framework which seeks to incentivize Climate action and is expected to stimulate investments and meaningful action by sector players.

More importantly it will also benefit local actors and the country at large through its carefully structured revenue sharing model.

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