Shift to Green Economy Could Earn Kenya $45 Billion

22 Apr 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Kenya could generate $45 billion USD in revenue in the next 16 years if the government accelerates efforts to transition to a green economy, according to a new study launched in Nairobi last week.The Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya was jointly produced by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Kenya’s Ministry of Environment.It found that a transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy will triple wealth, green jobs and ecological health in the East African nation.The Kenyan Constitution and the country’s Vision 2030 development blueprint also support measures to accelerate sustainable development, to create jobs and to protect livelihoods from the devastating impacts of climate change...

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