Africa is well-poised to shift into a “green economy,” a key United Nations official said on Monday (March 28).

“This continent is in many ways the envy of the 21st century world,” Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, told African ministers of finance, planning and economic development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Africa is rich in the kinds of natural resources that in many parts of the world have been over-exploited and diminished by centuries of unsustainable development.”

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.