Who We Are
NET Africa (Natural Environment Technology) was initiated in response to the outcome of the COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015. Parties to the UNFCCC reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. The organization was then officially registered in Brussels, Belgium in July 2017 as a non-profit making enterprise.
NET Africa specializes in natural resource economics. Natural resource economics is a trans-disciplinary field of research within economics that aims to address the connections and interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems. Its focus is how to operate an economy within the ecological constraints of earth's natural resources. The objective of NET Africa is to work in partnership with key stakeholders who are engaged within these interactions. We work with civil society, industry with high dependence on natural resources, universities and governmental bodies.
We have Five key areas of focus summarised below.
We produce annual CSR policy publications on African Stock Exchanges and Listed Companies as well as our new monthly podcast interviews starting in September 2021.
At the heart of everything we do. We work with a number of partners to develop our work and create higher impact.
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
We produce a number of technology mobile apps for our members who engage with natural capital, ranging from education (citizen science), finance, accounting, risk management, agri-business, gender responsive budgeting and ERM.
GREEN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (GERP)
We work with you to measure sustainability, you will be in a position to reduce your carbon, energy, waste and water consumption. This will enable you to reduce your operating costs, marketing your new “green” credentials improving your triple bottom line planet, people and value.
EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION, PARTICIAPTION & AWARENESS FOR CLIMATE ACTION
We talk about climate change during regular interactions and activities, especially to those who are not yet involved in climate action. Advocating at national, regional and local level in Africa and across the EU in order to persuade public authorities, schools, organisations and businesses to commit to ambitious climate action and pledges. Engaging with local communities, especially vulnerable and low-income groups, with climate action messages and activities adjusted to the local context, challenges and needs. Sharing scientifically reliable knowledge and raising awareness on topics related to climate change, e.g. through organising online and offline events and thematic discussions, running campaigns in media and social media, offering data, expertise and stories related to climate change, finding new ways and channels to raise climate change awareness. Organising activities related to climate and environmental action, e.g. planting trees, organising information desks, car free days, etc. Interconnecting local climate activists with other relevant networks and stakeholders. Exchanging knowledge, e.g. through peer-to-peer training, to help anyone start or expand climate initiatives. Testing climate solutions so that they can be replicated and spread.