African Union Green Recovery Plan

African Union Green Recovery Plan

Aims to strengthen collaboration on a broad range of shared priorities in support of the African Union’s objectives for the Continent’s sustainable recovery from COVID-19 and support the realisation of a shared vision for a prosperous, secure, inclusive and innovative future for Africa.



From 2021 to 2027, under the leadership of the African Union and in partnership with AU member States and International Partners, the Green Recovery Action Plan will:

Strengthen collaboration on a broad range of shared priorities in support of the African Union’s objectives for the Continent’s sustainable recovery from COVID-19 and support the realisation of a shared vision for a prosperous, secure, inclusive and innovative future for Africa.

  1. Climate finance, including increasing flows, efficiency, and impact of funding;

  2. Supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and national Just Transition programmes;

  3. Nature-based solutions and focus on biodiversity through work on sustainable land management, forestry, oceans and ecotourism;

  4. Resilient agriculture, by focusing on inclusive economic development and green jobs; and

  5. Green and resilient cities, including a focus on water (flooding and water resources) and enhancing information, communication and technology.

Embolden action on five priority areas including on:

Galvanize efforts to support Green Recovery across the five priority areas through international partners, Pan African Institutions, Regional Economic Communities and AU member States by:

  1. Mobilising Resources and Technical Support for member States;

  2. Mainstreaming Green Recovery Principles in Planning, Development and Investment Strategies and

  3. Increase the visibility of African Stakeholders in international fora.

The Green Recovery Action Plan will be implemented closely with Pan African institutions including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and a wide range of regional and continental initiatives, development banks, the private sector, and African Union member States, so as to complement and enhance national recovery plans.