AfDB joins with WWF to promote green infrastructure in Africa

15 July 2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have confirmed they will work together to help improve Africa's green infrastructure.

President of the AfDB Donald Kaberuka agreed with WWF's director-general James Leape that the two organisations should do more to promote sustainble development in the continent.

Mr Leape suggested that the collaboration could make a difference to improving infrastructure regarding issues including biodiversity, ecosystems and mitigation, as the WWF has experience working with other development banks on similiar initiatives.

He commented: "Close collaboration with other regions such as China and Brazil would also offer an opportunity to promote south-south knowledge sharing on green growth, climate financing and forest management."

This agreement follows on from remarks made by energy economist at the AfDB Tanja Faller, who recently said clean technology solutions could help South Africa's green industry.

She stated that boosting the country's renewable energy sector would not only be a good move for the environment, but would create more jobs and improve the economy. 

Categories: Energy

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