The president of the
Kaberuka made the call during a discussion about the future of green growth in
He said that Africans are free to use the resources at their disposal but they should use them in a way that preserves the environment.
"We are a continent where our livelihoods are very close to nature and there is a link between development, security and environment and you cannot separate the three elements," Kaberuka said.
He added that he believes that green growth, apart from being a way to preserve natural capital, will also provide jobs for the future generations.
He said that there is need to mobilize governments across the African continent to ensure that recommendations on the promotion of environment, which have been put in place by the United Nations Environment Program and other environment organizations across
He noted that green growth means a selection of economic activities that promote environment change for social development, adding that green growth also advocates for the improvement of water, energy and food security in the region.
The green growth program will also contribute to poverty eradication, sustainable development, enhance social inclusion and improve social welfare with opportunities for employment among Africans and at the same time maintaining the functioning of the earth.
In his remarks, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources,
He noted that while the green growth appeal has been high, translating it into real action remains fundamentally challenging and problematic adding that
He said that the current growth registered in
He said that
"The national strategy for climate change also addresses how the country can overcome the major hitches to
He noted that the national strategy for climate change and low carbon development is also aimed at pursuing a green economy approach towards economic transformation adding that its ultimate objective is to transform
He added that development is envisaged to be achieved with low carbon domestic energy resources and practices as well as ensuring community livelihood resilience on climate vulnerability.
He added that to support the implementation of the national environment strategy, the government of
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