African Transitions Group (ATG)
A cohort of recognised economic and development expertise on Africa and emerging economies to support and complement the ACF’s work
Rewiring Africa’s Future Economic Trajectory With the Added Layer of Climate Vulnerability and the Potential for Global Decarbonisation
The climate transition in Africa will require countries to reengineer their economies, some more fundamental than others while managing and responding to immediate socio-economic and environmental needs. This is a transformational process that will require a multisector and a multi-actor approach to allow countries to identify pathways that make the best use of their resources.
In all our work, we ask ourselves:
How do we rewire Africa’s future economic trajectory with the added layer of climate vulnerability and the potential for global decarbonisation to create a narrow temporal space for change and economic transformation?
Against this background that the ACF has established the African Transitions Group (ATG); a cohort of recognised economic and development expertise on Africa and emerging economies to support and complement the ACF’s work.
Primary objective of the ATG
- Shift the narrative of the climate transition from one that focuses on Africa as a risk
to the global drive towards decarbonisation (e.g. security threats, “inability” of
African countries to meet targets, etc.) to a constructive narrative on opportunities.
- Develop a call for action for a realistic agenda for a planned just transition in Africa
while engaging on the policy requirements, underpinned by knowledge, to ensure a
- Expand the discussion beyond the strict remit of development aid, which currently
dominates debates on support to climate transition in Africa, and promote thinking
on how to drive new waves of structured investments using climate finance and
other sources of finance to shape a new development agenda for Africa.