Green industrialisation vital for Africa’s growth – UN

Green industrialisation vital for Africa’s growth – UN

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says green industrialisation is imperative for Africa’s economic development. UNECA Director for the Southern Africa sub-region, Said Adejumobi, stated this in Lusaka, following the release of the organisation’s 2016 Economic Report on Africa titled: “Greening Africa’s industrialisation.

According to him, Africa needs to embrace green industrialisation if it is to experience sustained economic development. “Although we are the least contributor to global carbon emission, we have been one of the worst, if not the worst hit, in terms of its consequences. “The El-nino phenomenon which has caused drought and virtual food shortages in southern Africa compels us to think and act smartly,’’ he said. Read more

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