Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa through an Inclusive Green Economy
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Countries have committed themselves to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development within the period 2016-2030. The Goals are universal, integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development economic, social and environment. Globally and within the continent, inclusive green economy is recognized as one of the tools that can be employed to achieve sustainable development in all its dimensions. This is because an inclusive green economy contributes to integrated and coherent policies and investments, helps to eradicate poverty, yields inclusive and sustainable economic growth, improves productivity and efficiency, enhances social inclusion, improves human welfare, and creates opportunities for employment and decent work for all, while maintaining the healthy functioning of the planet’s ecosystem. Because of those attractive attributes and demonstrated outcomes, an inclusive green economy is one of the promising approaches that could help countries deliver durable results with regard to both Agendas and set in motion essential drivers of long-term sustainability beyond the sustainable development goals. the main objective of this report is to explore how inclusive green economy principles and approaches could contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals and related targets. Accordingly, the report includes an assessment of how inclusive green economy-related policies and strategies can contribute to realizing the Goals and related targets. In this report, the linkages and contributions of inclusive green economy policies and strategies to the realization of the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals in Africa and Agenda 2063 are explored. In doing so, the key principles and indicators of an inclusive green economy and the transmission mechanisms to attain sustainable development are examined. Measures to address the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities in advancing an inclusive green economy to realize the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 are presented.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2019). Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa through an Inclusive Green Economy. Addis Ababa. © UN. ECA. ”
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