This year, COP 27 provides a unique opportunity for the African private sector to commit to ambitious climate actions for the continent. Hosted by the Africa Business Leaders Coalition (ABLC), Climate Action Now: A Critical Priority for Africa's Business Leaders will convene prominent business leaders, United Nations officials, members of Governments, and representatives of development agencies to discuss African business leaders' perspective on climate change, their commitments, and their call to action for the global community. This is your opportunity to learn more about climate action in Africa, African-specific problems and solutions, and the private sector's historic climate stance that will shape the path forward for Africa.

The event will be hosted at COP 27 in the Blue Zone. You must have accreditation to the Blue Zone to register. If you cannot attend, the event will be livestreamed on UNFCCC.


Assistant Secretary-General and CEO
United Nations Global Compact
Head of BCG Africa, Senior Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group
International Broadcaster & Development Consultant, CEO
Mark Eddo Media
Chief Executive Officer
Naspers South Africa
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Just Transition
Executive Office of the Secretary-General
Founder and CEO
Director and Delegate General Manager
Bank of Africa
Oriental Weavers
African Development Bank
High-level Climate Action Champion
Climate Champions’ Special Advisor, Africa Director


Time Zone: (UTC+02:00) Cairo [Change Time Zone]

About the
Africa Business Leaders Coalition (ABLC)

The Africa Business Leaders Coalition is a CEO-led initiative emanating from the UN Global Compact Africa Strategy 2021-2023, committed to advancing sustainable growth, prosperity, and development in Africa by bringing measurable impact to its most pressing issues. The ABLC will work closely with the UN Global Compact Hub in Abuja and 10 African Local Networks operating across Africa.

Ahead of COP27 to be held in Egypt in November 2022, ABLC will focus its efforts on sustainable development and ambitious climate action by bringing the perspectives of African CEOs and Board Chairs into the global conversation. This will culminate in an ABLC Climate Statement in support of COP27, anchored in the goals of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. Click here to learn more about the ABLC and its members.