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Kenya Finance Minister: Steps Africa is "a huge contribution"

Blog by Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre

On behalf of the Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury on Kenya, Hon. Henry Rotich, Professor Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources formally launched the STEPS Africa Sustainability Hub today in Nairobi.

The speech underscored the importance of Low Carbon Economy Development in Africa. “Low carbon development will play an important role in the realization of sustainable economic growth”.

The minister noted: “Globally, the business case for green economy development is getting stronger day by day; hence, there is an urgent need for both the private and public sectors to position themselves to tap into the opportunities to be provided by this paradigm shift”.

“A low-carbon economic development path in Africa is able to deliver clean and sustainable energy to millions of energy-poor people across the continent, drive a productive green economic expansion for the continent and deliver a higher sustainable standards of living well into the future”, the speech argued. Please click here to access the blog