Reducing waste while boosting recycling and reuse, known as the circular economy, will be vital for halting the loss of nature by meeting growing demand with fewer resources. It will make communities more resilient to climate change by encouraging more sustainable practices on the African continent.
The forum encourages a shift to an economic model that promotes less material consumption and promotes regenerative agriculture practices like rotating crops or using fewer chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The talks will also push nature-based solutions to boost natural resources such as rewilding. Many on the continent are already exploring how to use waste in new ways.