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Will we meet in Berlin? EWIA at the Greentech Festival

This week, the German capital will once again become a place of pilgrimage for the ‘Net Zero’ movement. It's time for the 2024 edition of the Greentech Festival (GTF). The festival was launched in Berlin in 2018. It was founded by greentech entrepreneur Marco Voigt (Hydro 4 Earth AG, 4E Greentech Holding) and Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg, among others, and aims to promote green technologies and sustainable innovations.

Since its inception, the Greentech Festival has attracted a growing number of participants each year and has developed into a major global platform for environmental awareness, green technology and sustainability. The concept has been so successful that there are now offshoots in London, Singapore and Los Angeles.

So we naturally ask ourselves: why is there no event in Africa yet? On the one hand, Africa is feeling the consequences of climate change like no other continent and has to overcome many challenges in the area of the environment and sustainability. On the other hand, Africa has enormous potential for green innovations.

Africa has abundant natural resources, including solar energy, wind energy and a variety of biomass sources. These resources provide an excellent basis for the utilisation of green technologies such as solar energy plants, wind farms, hydroelectric power plants and much more. This is also reflected in the industrialised world's increasing interest in Africa as a supplier of the much sought-after green hydrogen.

In addition, there is a growing number of companies and start-ups in Africa focussing on green technologies and sustainability.

Since the palm tree won't come to me, I'll go to it ... Africa meets Greentech

After all, Africa is definitely visible at the GTF. African companies and organisations will once again present their innovations, talk to investors, enter into partnerships and share their knowledge about sustainable development. This promotes the exchange of ideas and best practices between Africa and other regions of the world and helps to find solutions to global environmental problems. That is why we have also accepted the invitation and will be represented with a small stand (S23) on 16 and 17 May.

If you are one of the 20,000 people making their way to the GTF, we look forward to seeing you. The same applies to Economics Minister Christian Lindner, Transport Minister Volker Wissing, Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and the numerous other politicians who will be appearing as speakers ...


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