Post-COVID-19 and African Agenda for a Green Recovery: Lessons from the European Union and the United States of America

Ayodele Asekomeh*, Smith I. Azubuike, Obindah Gershon

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOVID-19 in the African Continent:Sustainable Development and Socioeconomic Shocks
EditorsEvans Osabuohien, Gbadebo Odularu, Daniel Ufua, Romanus Osabohien
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ChapterChapter 20
Pages309-322
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80117-686-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-80117-687-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2022

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