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Inclusive Green Growth in Africa-Rationale Challenges and Opportunities

Inclusive Green Growth in Africa-Rationale Challenges and OpportunitiesPublication 1

Oct 4, 2013

The road ahead is clearly not going to be easy for Africa as it struggles with natural resource depletion, climate change, population growth and the need to ensure that rapid economic growth translates into poverty reduction and employment opportunities for majority of Africans. To avoid costly policy reversals in Africa, this paper argues that there are significant opportunities and challenges for promoting inclusive green growth in Africa. The paper demonstrates that inclusive green growth entails supporting growth that enhances human wellbeing, social equity and shared economic opportunities while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, minimizing inefficient use of natural resources and maintaining biodiversity among others.

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