Green Growth Strategy planned for Africa

21 April 2010

Africa could look towards greener energy solutions and natural resources as part of a new scheme.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is studying a number of pilot projects that consider how the continent could become more environmentally friendly.

It aims to produce an Africa Green Growth Strategy, with a draft version being presented in August and September.

Renewable energy will be a main consideration during the project and it is hoped there will be appropriate regulatory and institutional moves made to support the developments.

Anthony Nyong, sustainable development, climate change and gender unit head for the AfDB, said: "Sustainability thinking is the need of the hour and more important than ever, a collective response of everyone particularly the international community to rapid climate change is an imperative requirement."

The strategy could support the work done by the AfDB towards the Copenhagen Accord, which was agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference last year.

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