Green growth now on Africa’s agenda

The forum will focus on three key areas: new financing models for green growth, sustainable urbanisation and sustainable lifestyles

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

Delegates at the conference in Nairobi

Africa now aims to turn all the barriers to its sustainable development into opportunities for green growth.
 
Over 200 delegates from different nations across the continent have gathered to attend the first African Regional Green Growth Forum (3GF). The forum that is being held in Nairobi will focus on three key areas: new financing models for green growth, sustainable urbanisation and sustainable lifestyles.

According to a United Nations press release, Africa holds an unparalleled green growth potential and its transition to green economy could meet many of the current challenges and create an opportunity for improved livelihoods and sustainable lifestyles.

This year, a series of events will set the development agenda for decades to come: the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda, and the climate change meeting in Paris at the end of the year," said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP.

The forum that is a joint effort of United Nations and a few countries will also organise regional conferences in Asia and Latin America.

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