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Rwanda Adopts Green Growth Strategy

June 4, 2014

Rwanda hopes to transform into a developed country by 2050 by adopting the green growth strategy, says Rwanda Minister of Natural Resources Stanislas Kamanzi during the Africa Development Bank (AfDB)conference held on May 19-23 in Kigali. The government hopes to have a strong servicing sector where industry and agriculture will have a minimal impact on environment and will be hedged on resource use efficiency, operating in a sustainable way, he added.

Kamanzi explained that the green growth strategy pertains to the selection of economic activities that promote environmental change for social development and at the same time does not cause harm to humans and the environment. This strategy was developed to overcome the main difficulties to sustainable development. The transition to green growth and inclusive growth is part of the AfDB's strategy for 2013-2022.