Africa Investments Risk & Compliance Summit 2024

The 2023 AIRC Summit Brings Together Leaders From The Investment And Financial Community, Government, Policy Making And Entrepreneurs To Discuss The Big Challenges And Solutions Linked To Investing In Africa, As Climate Change And Environmental, Social And Governance Dominate The Agenda.

Catastrophic global weather events, from deadly floods in Nigeria to the worst droughts in four decades in the Horn of Africa and hurricanes in the US, have brought climate change into sharp focus. 

These natural disasters have damaged public health, forced millions to flee their homes and caused economic damage amounting to more than $650 billion globally over the last three years, or 0.28% of global GDP, according to Morgan Stanley.

In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet – led to a renewed commitment to address global social, economic and environmental challenges and the Paris Climate Agreement gave the world a target to keep rises in global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

But almost a decade later, the global outlook has dramatically deteriorated. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report issued a stark ‘final warning’ on the climate crisis: act now or it’s too late. 

Despite the current global economic turmoil, there is enough money to tackle this problem. Of $379 trillion of global financial assets under management, just 1% would be needed to achieve all of the SDGs and just 0.25% is needed to cover the climate adaptation gap, according to the OECD.

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1

Day 1: Panel 1 – Establishing A “Climate Finance Infrastructure” In Africa (Part 1)
Alignment Of Regulators In Africa On Sustainable Finance In Building A Climate Resilient Financial Sector Amidst The Shifting Landscape Of Esg Rules, Green Taxonomies And Greenwashing.
Day 1: Panel 2 – Establishing A “Climate Finance Infrastructure” In Africa (Part 2)
Creating Africa’s Green Taxonomy And Why This Is Important And Urgent.
Day 1: Panel 3 Establishing A “Climate Finance Infrastructure” In Africa – (Part 3)
Carbon Credits Market In Africa And Protection Of National Assets.
Day 1: Afternoon
Business Opportunities And Matchmaking Investors With Adaptation Projects.

Day 2

Day 2: Panel 4 – The Continent’s Climate Adaptation Solution
Finding Sources Of Funds And Investment And Closing The Gap Between Adaptation Costs And Available Finance.
Day 2: Panel 5 – Africa’s Digital Ecosystem
The Role Of Innovation And The Role Of Women In Spurring Sustainable Economic Growth


25 - 26 Jun 2024

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC 20004

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