Our side event at the green zone at COP27 

Titled “Green Funding: The Driving Force for Climate Mitigation”. It was a pleasure to have such distinguished panelists discuss sustainable finance and showcase implemented projects.

Speakers: Dr. Karim Morsy, Advisor to the Minister of Environment | Khaled Hamza, Egypt Country Director, EBRD | Mostafa Khairat, Managing Partner at Intro Resource Recovery | Hany Helaly, Managing Partner of Intro Sustainable Power Utilities | Todd Wilcox, CEO of HSBC Egypt | Mohamed Abbas, Managing Partner, Sustainable Resources | Tarek Medhat, CEO, Bariq

As the world’s plastic pollution crisis worsens by the day, it is critical for local communities to accelerate their response to the problem. Recycling infrastructure in Africa remains critically low, but progress is being made in developing and applying systems to alleviate the issue. This #COP27Solutions Day side event brings financial institution and waste management sector experts together to discuss improvements in our waste supply chain, the partnership between Bariq and HSBC for Africa’s largest RPET factory, and the critical need for additional green investments in the region.