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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa)

Africa Has the Biggest Reservoir of Green Growth

The Economic Commission for Africa (Office for North Africa) launched Tuesday 1st March in Rabat its 31st Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) under the theme: "Green economy to speed up industrialization in North Africa". During four days, more than 150 delegates, experts, academics, private sector and civil society representatives from across the region examined North Africa's evolution on the macro-economic and social level and will make recommendations to achieve a more environmentally sustainable industrialization.

Senegal joins the Partnership for Action on Green Economy. Up to half a million people could be lifted out of poverty, and 30,000 new jobs created in Senegal, with a switch to a Green Economy, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).