The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are calling on world leaders to invest in Africa’s natural capital.
To build a lasting prosperity in Africa, we must chart a course for development that conserves and sustains the “green infrastructure
As leaders gathered in Brazil this week at Rio+20, WWF and AfDB are encouraging leaders in both the public and private sectors to invest in Africa’s natural capital.
“Africa must rally around this objective, not just because donors demand it, but because it’s our responsibility to protect our ecosystems,” they said.
AfDB president, Donald Kaberuka commented: “We must strengthen cooperation between leaders, across continents, who share a common interest in fostering economic transformation. Let’s make it a reality, together.”
Over the next decade, important decisions will be made in terms of large-scale infrastructure, resource planning, and economic development.