Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Climate change will affect and in profoundly adverse ways change the way we live.
At the Oxford Green Partnership, we are leveraging technology, data to design and deploy transformational finance products that empower people at all levels to embrace sustainability and restructure businesses, government practices and individual lifestyles to mitigate climate change.
As Africans with experience in Green Finance for global non-profits and consulting for multinationals tasked to resolve the disconnect between organizational aspirations and the realities of economies in Africa, we began the Oxford Green Partnership as an extension of a class project analysing Green Funding flows.
The data we uncovered in our research is humbling. In profoundly adverse ways, Climate change will disrupt the way we live - 700 animal species are at risk of extinction, 22.5million people will be displaced and 250,000 will die due to malnutrition, malaria and heat stress. We will need an estimated US$750billion to US$950billion to prevent this dire future from happening. So far, US$100billion has been set aside for climate change mitigation & adaptation, less than 10% of this reaches developing countries who are worst hit by the increase in climate related weather events and resulting conflict from scarcity.
Seeing the problem as data underscores the widespread apathy to conservation, the rapid spike in urbanization and emigration that has decimated Africa’s natural resources and wildlife. The Oxford Green Partnership leverages our first hand experience of contextual problems unique to the continent to create financial instruments deployed with context specific technology like USSD to provide long term, easily accessible, trackable solutions.
John Walugembe has an MBA from the University of Oxford and an MPA from Harvard. He is a UNEP Certified Climate Finance and Renewable Energy Expert. He has experience in providing readiness support to National Designated Authorities (NDAs), Accredited Entities and executing entities; as well as setting up National Financing Vehicles for Green Finance. He has managed a combined green project portfolio of $4 million in Uganda
Mofe Binitie brings half a decade of experience consulting for global multinationals as a consultant for EY to the Oxford Green Partnership. He is a digital product operations specialist whose current focus is on emerging fintech. Mofe has an MBA from the University of Oxford and is World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
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