ISBN 9789988633097
Pages 282
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2016
Publisher United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Ghana
Format Paperback

Promoting Green Economy

Implications for Natural Resources Development, Food Security and Poverty Reduction in Africa

edited by Elias T. Ayuk, Effiom E. Oku, Praise Nutakor, Kwabena O. Asubonteng

Most African national economies depend on the exploitation of both renewable and non-renewable natural resources for development. Conventional and unconventional exploitation of natural resources has left negative carbon footprints. This has also degraded hotspots across the African continent, impacting negatively on people and the environment. A Green Economy offers the continent the opportunity to achieve sustained economic development devoid of environmental degradation and inefficient utilisation of natural resources. This book, Promoting Green Economy, explores issues affecting the socio-economic development of the continent and focuses on Africa’s need for a green economy. With chapters written by seasoned authors from academia and industry across the continent, the book examines the challenges of sustainable management of Africa’s natural resources and recommends the need for the continent to transit towards green economy as this can provide opportunities for minimising environmental footprints of all economic activities. The book calls on the commitment of the public and private sectors to the development of appropriate green economy policies and regulatory frameworks to promote inclusive growth.

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About the Editors

Elias T. Ayuk

Elias T. Ayuk is the Director of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa based in Accra, Ghana. He was previously a Senior Programme Specialist at the Canadian International Development Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and M.Sc and PhD Degrees in Agricultural Economics.

Effiom E. Oku

Effiom E. Oku is a former Senior Research Fellow, Land and Water Resources at UNU-INRA.

Praise Nutakor

Praise Nutakor is Communications and Public Relations Associate of UNU-INRA.

Kwabena O. Asubonteng

Kwabena O. Asubonteng is a Former Research Fellow for Geo-Information Systems (GIS), UNU-INRA.