About Ronald Chagoury
Ronald Chagoury Jr. is the Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited currently working on Eko Atlantic. The project consists of the construction and development of a high-tech, environmentally friendly city in Lagos, Nigeria. Ronald Chagoury has been actively involved in the Eko Atlantic project since the start of land reclamation in 2008.
Eko Atlantic has been a fulfilling opportunity for Ronald Chagoury, as it has allowed him to learn more about urbanism, construction, real estate development, green technology, environmentalism, and sustainability.
Ronald Chagoury Jr. is a Representative of the Chagoury Group and Vice Chairman of Eko Atlantic, where they’re excited about the work being done to bring Africa to the forefront of global standards and renewable energies.
For Ronald, sustainability and environmentalism are more than just an interest; he understands that they’re the very foundation of the future. When he was studying in university in 2002 – back when electric cars were too expensive for the mass market and solar energy was too costly an option to be feasible – Ronald was learning and predicting the ways in which renewable energy would take over the market in the coming years. As climate change grows to be a more imminent threat, the push for renewable energy has only grown.
Now in his career, Ronald has started looking for silver bullets for climate change, the most significant ways we can halt climate change and reverse its effects. One of the cheapest ways we can reverse carbon emissions is by halting deforestation, allowing our planet to use its natural resources to clean the air we breathe.
Another silver bullet that interests Ronald is how we can create cleaner cities and make existing cities cleaner and greener. It’s this interest that has sparked a green initiatives from Eko Atlantic.
Together, he and the team are developing Eko Atlantic, a dynamic new city being built in the Atlantic Ocean on reclaimed land adjacent to Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. Poised to be the new economic Capital of Africa at 10 million square metres, Eko Atlantic is an answer to the ever-growing population of Lagos.
The global city will offer advanced infrastructure, clean water, underground drainage, as well as self-sufficiency and -sustainability.
Eko Atlantic is designed to meet the highest standards, including plans to develop an international business district and a marina front district ripe with hospitality.
In the face of how the media tends to belittle Africa, Ronald Chagoury Jr. is excited for Eko Atlantic to show the world all the ways in which global standards are being set out of Africa.
Learn more about Ronald Chagoury Jr. and the work he’s doing in environmentalism and sustainability by visiting his blog page!
The Rising Prominence of African Sustainable CitiesUrban areas are becoming more popular with each passing year; by 2050, it is projected that around 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. This shift to an urban residence majority makes for increased opportunities in business and lifestyle, but it also... read more
Principles of SustainabilitySustainability generally refers to the idea of making the most out of what is available, reducing unnecessary waste and promoting the wellness of an environment and those within it. Presently, sustainability is used in tandem with more efficient and... read more
What Makes a Smart City Smart?There are plenty of “smart” devices out there: smart cars, smart houses, smartphones, even smart salt shakers. Once people would run out of household appliances to make smart, it only makes sense that there would eventually be “smart cities”. Indeed, there has been... read more
How a City Becomes Self-SufficientWhen you go to the grocery store and pick out any piece of fruit from the produce section, the chances are good that this fruit had to travel a great distance to reach your city and freight delivers it to the store. The fruit was likely not grown anywhere close by... read more
Vertical Farming: The Future of AgricultureWhen you think of farming, visions of wide open spaces and fields probably populate in your mind. While technology has changed how agriculture is grown around the world, farming has remained basically the same process for thousands of years. In this image, farmers... read more
The Future of Green TechnologyRecent decades’ tech innovations have allowed us to stretch our perspective of the world. No longer are we limited to observing only as far as our eyes see, and as our vision reaches across the globe, we are increasingly forced into uncomfortable eye contact with the... read more
Sub-Saharan Africa: The Missing Piece of Your Investment Puzzle? Video and TranscriptSub-Saharan Africa: The Missing Piece of Your Investment Puzzle? Sponsored by Eko Atlantic at MIPIM Cannes Transcript: MIPIM is an annual gathering of the world’s most influential players in property. There are over 20,000 participants in MIPIM and 89 countries are... read more
Bhutan: The Only Country With Negative Carbon EmissionsIt may be difficult to point out on a map, but the small nation of Bhutan is making big waves in the eco-conscious community. Despite the fact that Bhutan is not known for being a country of great wealth and innovation, they have become the only country in the world... read more
Eco Cities and the Promise of Large Scale Sustainability
Cities have long been concentrations of everything dangerous and damaging about human consumption. They guzzle energy and other resources and pump out pollution and garbage in return. The larger the city, the greater the environmental degradation. But what if cities could be part of the solution instead of part of the problem?read more
What Drives You? Finding Alternative Fuel Sources for Cars
We need to make a change, and fast. With over 1 billion cars on the road today, fossil fuels are being eaten up at a truly alarming rate. Despite experiments on a small scale with alternative fuels, a near complete reliance on oil has waylaid the environment and set the stage for disaster if we as a society continue to overuse it.read more