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ROA Publications

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Africa

The GEO 6 regional assessment recognizes Africa’s rich natural capital - the diversity of soil, geology, biodiversity, water,landscapes and habitats- which if wisely managed, hold the promise to lead the region to a future where ecosystem...

Aligning Kenya’s Financial System with Inclusive Green Investment

This report, led by the International Finance Corporation and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, aims to promote inclusive green investment in Kenya. It focuses on policy, structural, and investment innovations...

The Economics of Land Degradation in Africa

Land degradation and desertification are among of the world’s greatest environmental challenges. It is estimated that desertification affects about 33 % of the global land surface, and that over the past 40 years erosion has removed nearly one-...

South-South trade in renewable energy

This study analyses trends and opportunities for trade among developing countries (i.e. South-South trade) in selected environmental goods, in order to assess the contribution such trade can make to a green economy transition. The term ‘...

The role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa

This report explores the role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa. Its aim is to present policymakers with a strong rationale for linking forests and REDD+ planning with green economy planning and investments. According to UNEP...

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decreased from around 25,000 square kilometers to 1,350 square kilometers, since the 1960s

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