SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
Environmental integration offers significant economic development potential. Green growth provides a number of benefits to households and companies, including small and medium sized enterprises and to energy professionals, strengthening markets especially in the fields of:
Sustainable natural resources management
In Nigeria, financing this green growth is a major challenge. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) contributes to tackling this challenge, in partnership with Access Bank, United Banks of Africa (UBA) and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).
SUNREF Nigeria is a unique and innovative model of technical assistance and concessionary lending.
The objective of the SUNREF programme is to contribute to building a sustainable green market for environment protection, clean technologies, renewable energy and energy efficiency financing) by:
i. Promoting green investments, in agriculture, industrial enterprises and tertiary sectors (trade, offices) and households
ii. Transferring knowledge and building capacities of local actors to ensure the sustainable development of the market
iii. Supporting the role of the private sector (banks and developers) in the development and financing of projects