Issue 17 -Green Growth: An Overview of the Framework for Development
As a concept, green growth advocates for complimenting actions between how we utilize our natural resources and our daily development endeavors. Furthermore, green growth orients policy and associated subsequent actions in regard to climate change issues. At national level, an assessment report on green growth done in 2014 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concludes that Kenya is already implementing various green economy initiatives. The fundamental challenge is to mainstream and align green economy activities across the social, economic and environmental spheres of society. This requires an integrated approach through the development of a strategy that identifies the costs, opportunities, tradeoffs and range of policy instruments that support the transition to a green economy.
It is commendable that research has led to various innovations and technologies in the energy, water, agriculture sectors and value-chain supply as illustrated by articles in this issue of Joto Afrika.