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African Governments Commit to Investing in Green Innovation to Boost Continent's Development
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African Governments Commit to Investing in Green Innovation to Boost Continent's Development

Investment in innovative environmental solutions is essential to Africa's development, the continent's environment ministers concluded on Friday, at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Libreville, Gabon.

The ministers issued the Libreville Declaration, in which they committed to re-invest a larger proportion of revenue into improving Africa's natural capital, including land and soils, forests, fisheries, water and biomass fuels, on which the continent's development depends.

“We need to aim high: at building communities that are resilient and well-prepared to cope with climate change, and at building smart, innovative and inclusive economies driven by low-carbon growth,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment.

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Image Credit: Jonathan Banks

Author: UN Environment

Publish Date: 24.07.2017

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