30 Jun '11, 1pm

Africa is a region with perhaps the most to gain from a world-wide shift towards a #GreenEconomy - Achim Steinter

Africa is a region with perhaps the most to gain from a world-wide shift towards a #GreenEconomy - Achim Steinter

An abundance of the kinds of natural resources that in many other parts of the world are becoming constrained and highly sought after including 40 per cent of the world's biodiversity and 16 per cent of world forest cover. The potential for generating high levels of clean, sustainable and renewable energies able to propel lives and livelihoods in a way that maximizes development and minimizes humanity's pollution footprints nationally and internationally while combating poverty. An opportunity to broaden the economic sectors from oil, minerals and agricultural 'extraction' to sectors that meet the needs of one billion Africans now and an estimated 2 billion by 2050 while supplying global markets with the goods and services likely to be in demand over the coming decades An opportunity too to find better, decent 'green jobs' for the 10 million new young people a year looking...

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