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Kenya Transition to a Green Economy Could Bring Gains of US $45 billion by 2030, Boost Food Security

By United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Kenyan Minister, UNEP Executive Director Among Those to Launch Joint Report

What:

Launch event for The Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya

When:

Tuesday, 25 March, 1:00 p.m.

Where:

Conference Room 4, UN Compound, Gigiri

Who:

Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director

Richard Lesiyampe, Principal Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya

Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya

Kenya's transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits – equivalent to an estimated $45 billion by 2030 – as well as greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity, according to a new report to be released jointly by UNEP and the Government of Kenya.

Speakers at the launch of The Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya will outline the report's main findings as well as real-life case studies from across Kenya.