Green recovery a powerful opportunity for Africa
Continent is responsible for just 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions but disproportionately exposed to risks of climate change
As governments around the world have unleashed unprecedented fiscal packages to tackle the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have sought to provide lifelines to their citizens. But these packages could also be used to turn economic recoveries into green recoveries. And in one region the opportunity is particularly powerful: Africa.
The arguments for African nations to embrace this approach are compelling. While the continent is responsible for just 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions it is disproportionately exposed to the risks of climate change...