On 25 November 2021, Dr Stefania Lovo was invited to a panel to explore how the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can be utilised as a lever for green trade. The African Union Agenda 2063 aims to transform African economies by increasing intra-continental trade and investment. As African countries seek to rebuild their economies after the damage caused by COVID-19, the AfCFTA constitutes the most important instrument to achieve those goals.