Kenya to host the 3GF forum for the first time in Africa

By / May 6, 2015



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The Global Green Growth Forum known as 3GF will be held in Africa for the first time on 12th to 14th May in Nairobi.

3GF is an initiative that has been working with stakeholders throughout to identify new and promoting existing partnerships that may bring green growth to scale; an action oriented and innovative platform for implementing and enhancing strong solutions in support of global goals.

The forum’s agenda is to bring a rapid, large-scale transition if global economic growth is to continue, while building resilient and sustainable societies that reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy and resource efficiency. This transition has the potential to unlock new growth engines encouraging global economic growth.

Africa holds enormous green growth potential. A green transition will meet many of the current challenges such as land degradation and unstainable use of natural resources. It will improve access to energy, make water management more efficient and promote use of natural capital.

This forum will be hosted by UNEP and the government of Kenya. The conference will address African green growth visions and aspirations creating the framework for sustainable lifestyles. It will also cover green industrial development and access to energy/energy efficiency and energy- water-food connections.

Political priorities and interests will be covered as drivers of green growth and sustainable life styles. Additionally, it will focus on issues of how to help Africa transition to a green economy through changing lifestyles, sustaining resources, increasing financing and having appropriate policies. It will look into how regional and international partnerships can help accelerate the implementation of green growth plans.

More topics of discussion will cover issues such as, water, energy, waste to energy/waste management, industrial symbiosis and land restoration. The conference will combine global and regional challenges, stakeholders and opportunities by bringing international and regional discussions, explore collaborative partnerships creating opportunities for innovative green growth solutions and sustainable growth in the African region.

The four key areas to be addressed before the end of the conference include:

  • The State of the World – bringing global discussions on green growth into a regional context.
  • The State of the Region – bringing regional discussions on green growth into a global context.
  • Global 3GF partnerships – how actors from countries in the region engage in the 3GF partnerships.
  • Ideas labs – bringing new partnership ideas based on regional needs to the 3GF platform.




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