The concept of a ‘green new deal’ for Africa will provide a joined-up approach to managing the impact of extreme climatic events. In this regard, the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) green deal arrangements offer Africa lessons to consider in a green agenda. By recourse to green theory, which is a critique of existing power structures and nationalistic and political positions concerning climate change, we explore mechanisms for fostering collective action and collaboration through an African green deal. Building on the African Union’s existing agencies and arms, this chapter argues that an African Union Green Deal post-COVID-19 is crucial to achieving sustainable economic growth and development within the continent’s Agenda 2063. The African continent should take advantage of collaboration opportunities within the continent and the European Union, thereby strengthening its financing and governance structures.
|Title of host publication||COVID-19 in the African Continent:Sustainable Development and Socioeconomic Shocks|
|Editors||Evans Osabuohien, Gbadebo Odularu, Daniel Ufua, Romanus Osabohien|
|Publisher||Emerald Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 23 May 2022|