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What Africa Must Do to Make Green Industrialization a Reality

The latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa features an in-depth examination of green industrialisation opportunities across the continent. The challenge lies in transforming production methods and creating infrastructure to secure food, water and energy supplies.

Africa only plays a small part in environmental degradation. But the continent is extremely vulnerable to climate-related risks. The goal of green industrialisation is to keep Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions low and to mitigate the fallout from climatic change and famines.

The agricultural sector is one of the key players in green industrialisation. So, it’s crucial to implement the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. This will aim to stimulate trade between African countries, boost agricultural products and services, and shore up livelihoods and production systems against climate change and its risks.

Matthew Fern

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