Greening Economies in Africa | WWF

Greening Economies in Africa

Learn about green economics work in the following countries / areas in the Africa region:
 
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View of coastal forest looking towards the Indian Ocean, Zaraninge Forest, Tanzania.
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Mozambique

 
Mozambique adopted GE principles as part of their Medium-term National Development Strategies. In Mozambique, WWF - alongside the African Development Bank, UNEP, UNDP, ILO, the University of Eduardo Mondlane and Stanford University - is helping the Government implement their GE plan.

The local team is providing technical support in baseline mapping and valuation of natural capital. The Mozambique GE Roadmap recognizes that the majority of economic activities in the country, including the livelihoods of the population depend on the natural capital that is available, whether for food supply (agriculture), tourism, mining, energy, timber or fisheries.

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South Africa

 
WWF SA is running a successful FEW nexus programme. Work includes looking at how the Nexus can be leveraged for the transition to green economy. Current areas of work include Food Energy Water Nexus for a green economy and developing economic policy while planned areas of work include developing positions for water and ecosystems in the context of green economy.

To date, WWF has been invited by Pretoria-based research organisation Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) started a course on Green Economy and invited WWF SA to run the Food Energy Water Nexus theme in October 2015.

WWF SA is also helping to shape national discourse by contributing a paper - under the energy and water nexus - to a government-funded research project examining the the political, economic and security implications of Green Economy.

The in-country team is also supporting an ongoing initiative led by TIPS, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and Industrial Development Corporation (IDFC) of South Africa to idenfity and quantify green jobs in South Africa. And in the realm of how technology and R&D relates to green economy, the government department of Science and Technology (DST) has expressed interest in signing an MOU with WWF SA to work together on related issues, including the green economy.

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