Africa green growth readiness assessment

Climate change is impacting Africa disproportionately and will continue to do so, primarily by affecting the sectors that are key to the livelihoods of vulnerable communities, such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Protecting natural areas and providing access to energy and quality infrastructure remain challenging in many countries on the continent, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This study assesses the current state of and trends in green growth in Africa, as well as green growth readiness levels of African countries, to derive recommendations for advancing green growth in the context of the implementation of the NDCs and SDGs. It also presents several best practices found on the continent, as well as challenges faced by African states in their transition to green growth.

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