JBIC Becomes Associate Member of African Clean Cities Platform
Contributing toward Achieving SDGs on Waste Management in Africa
- Region: Africa
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: HAYASHI Nobumitsu), on July 14, became an associate member of the African Clean Cities Platform (the Platform), which was established for African countries to realize clean and healthy cities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on waste management.
The Platform was established in April 2017 by representatives from 24 African countries together with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the City of Yokohama, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Its objectives include sharing knowledge of waste management in African countries and cities and promoting the SDGs and investment. So far, 42 countries and 108 cities in Africa have become members of the Platform.
Since the Platform aligns with the initiatives of the Government of Japan pertaining to the SDGs, JBIC aims to contribute to the sharing knowledge of waste management in the member countries and cities of the Platform and promote the SDGs through the activities of the Platform. One of the key focus areas of JBIC’s Fourth Medium-term Business Plan, released in June 2021, is to address global issues toward realizing sustainable development for the global economy and society, and JBIC’s ESG Policy, released in October 2021, announced that JBIC is actively working to support global agenda through the provision of finance in line with the key focus areas. Joining the Platform is therefore consistent with the Medium-term Business Plan and the ESG Policy.
JBIC will continue to provide financial support for preserving the global environment through such initiatives in collaboration with organizations including governments of other countries and international institutions.